[Ansteorra] need help documenting a cushion

Sher M runa.herd at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 19 08:43:46 PST 2007

There is a book "The Complete Costume History"  otherwise known as 
Vollstandige Kostumgeschichte Le Costume Historique by Auguste Racinet 
1825-1893.  It has been reprinted.  It has clothing, jewelry, weapons, 
furniture, etc.  It is broken down by centuries and peoples.  I got my copy 
through Amazon.  That's where I would look first.  I would look for you but 
I am removing 10 tonnes of wet items from my truck (thanks to the river that 
flowed through my tent at Bordermarch).

Runa of the Thundering Herd

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Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 9:41 AM
Subject: [Ansteorra] need help documenting a cushion

I need help documenting a cushion from 13-16th century England.  I know they 
had cushions, because I see them in illuminations.  Unfortunately, they are 
almost always being sat on so I cannot see how they are constructed.  I am 
making a cushion of tone on tone Jacquard (sp?) upon which I have 
embroidered a heraldic lion.  The books I have looked at on furnishings deal 
with mostly furniture, and the costuming books deal with mostly what people 
actually wear.  There has to be a book out there that deals with the 
cushions and other stuff people used that were not actually furniture but 
were part of the room decor.  If someone can give me a citation for such a 
book, I would be most appreciative.  A website would be helpful, as well. 
Thank you in advance.

Lady Stephanie Lilburn
Stephanie Smith, Ph.D
Hunt County, Texas
Owned by a Poodle and an Australian Cattle Dog

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