Posts Tagged ‘ Magyar costume ’

Trouser inventory from Moshchevaya Balka

January 5, 2013
Construction pattern for Moshchevaya Balka trousers. Image © 1996 Editio Maris. Used for educational purposes only and without permission.

2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. [1] Footnotes    (↵ returns to text) 2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. {{1}}↵

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Coiled terminal wire bracelet

February 6, 2012
Coiled terminal wire bracelet

What is more fun that recreating a piece of jewelry commonly worn during the Magyar conquest era?   This project uses a minimum amount of tools and is really quite easy to complete.  Lets get started! Bracelets were a common item of jewelry in the Magyar Conquest, worn by both men and women at all levels of society.  They were commonly worn in pairs, even multiples, and were often used to gather wide sleeves of their garments. …

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Thinking about magyar shoes

January 28, 2012
Thinking about magyar shoes

For quite a while, I’ve been fascinated with this image from Ancient Hungarians of conquest era magyar boot mounts lifted as they lay from the grave site.  There are multiple examples of ornamental boot mounts scattered throughout the book, but this is the only one that shows how they were originally found. According to the book, the boot mounts were collected in 1961 during a rescue excavation from graves discovered during the laying of electricity…

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Magyar Clothing

December 25, 2011

This web site is primarily concerned with the clothing and culture of the ancient Hungarians prior to the year 1000. When I began this research several years ago, I don’t think I really understood at the time how difficult and frustrating it would prove to be. Several factors hamper the amateur scholar. Soil conditions in the Carpathian Basin and in the ancestral lands of Levedia and Etelköz, are not conducive to preserving textiles in the…

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Mount-Ornamented Headdress

December 25, 2011
Mount-Ornamented Headdress

The purpose of this article is not to provide step-by-step instructions, rather, it is to document for you the process I used in prototyping a Magyar headdress of the Conquest Era. You may have a better and more authentic way to construct one. In that case, I really do hope that you’ll share. The completed project – a prototype headdress. This project came about because of my frustration with keeping a veil on my head. My…

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Bead Row Pendant Earrings

December 24, 2011
Bead Row Pendant Earrings

These early 10th century Magyar earrings can be made quickly and easily using commercially available findings or you can fashion your own findings from raw materials. Supplies you’ll need: 8 – 5mm silver beads 2 ft – 20 gauge brass wire -or- 8 gold-colored coiled wire beads 2 hoop earwires 2 – 3 inch headpins For a more period approach, skip the earwires and headpins. Instead purchase: 1 ft – 20 gauge silver wire gold leaf (optional) gold…

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