[Spit-project] Looking at the Bayeux Tapestry...

Helen Schultz meisterin02 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 9 10:50:47 PDT 2007

  I think this was discussed on perhaps another list, but the "pot" over the fire might possibly be a leather one... the liquid inside it keeps it from burning up... plus the fact that it is highly saturated prior to being put over the fire.  It just doesn't hang properly for a metal pot. I have absolutely no idea what the guy in the next "frame" is doing... that looks almost like a jaw bone or similar type tool he is holding, but how it is transferring the items from the table to the bowl he is holding, I cannot figure <sigh>.
  I think the meat on sticks is interesting... not just the recognizable chickens, but the ones that look almost like different colored hot dogs <grin>.  At first, I thought they might be rushes for torches, but now don't think so.
  Pottery bowls and such were used this early, check out the British Library (I think that is the place), in their history ceramic stuff, you will find pottery from even earlier than 1066.  Most wooden stuff was later.  I like the little covered bowl that the server is holding in the "frame" with William and his knights.
  Have fun re-creating this feast. <smile>
  ~~ Katarina Helene

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