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Silk in the Early Medieval IV. – What was silk used for?

Silk in the Early Medieval IV. – What was silk used for?

04/02/2022 12:33:11 PM Mestellér János
In our article series, we would like to add some points about the usage of silk textiles in the Early Medieval and in the Early Medieval reenactment. On our fourth article, we check what was silk used for around the Early Medieval world?
Silk in the Early Medieval III. – Silk for Nomads and Block Printed silks

Silk in the Early Medieval III. – Silk for Nomads and Block Printed silks

04/02/2022 08:32:18 AM Mestellér János
In our article series, we would like to add some points about the usage of silk textiles in the Early Medieval and in the Early Medieval reenactment. On our third article, we check some interesting things about silk found in the heritage of nomad peoples in the Caucasus and Altai mountains, and what we could know about block printed silks.
Silk in the Early Medieval II. – Silk for Vikings

Silk in the Early Medieval II. – Silk for Vikings

04/02/2022 08:11:01 AM Mestellér János
In our article series, we would like to add some points about the usage of silk textiles in the Early Medieval and in the Early Medieval reenactment. On our second article, we check some interesting things about silk fragments found in the territory of Scandinavia and the Kievan Rus.
Silk in the Early Medieval I. – History of the silk

Silk in the Early Medieval I. – History of the silk

03/02/2022 03:44:58 PM Mestellér János
In our article series, we would like to add some points about the usage of silk textiles in the Early Medieval and in the Early Medieval reenactment. On our first article, we check some interesting things about the origin of the material, and how it became the most desired luxury fabric in the world’s history.
About diamond twill silks

About diamond twill silks

03/02/2022 03:33:11 PM
Diamond patterned silks were popular during the Middle Ages. When talking about diamond pattern, it is not really a pattern what they made because of the figure, but it was a weaving method with the result of the material consisting little quadrilateral figures on its surface.
Reconstructing Magyar

Reconstructing Magyar

03/02/2022 12:59:58 PM
Aranyosi János from Hungary reconstructing a Magyar noble from the Conquest period (Xth century). Among the archeological finds and the written sources, we find several traces that Magyars used a lot of silk for their attire.
 Reconstruction of a silk pattern from Oseberg

Reconstruction of a silk pattern from Oseberg

03/02/2022 12:37:29 PM
An interesting study from Ase Erikson: Med silke til Valhall – En studie av monster og vevemetoder (With silk to Valhalla – A study about patterns and weaving methods) investigated the silk fragments from Oseberg, and managed to reconstruct one fragmented pattern.
Silk kaftan from Bahram Gur Silk

Silk kaftan from Bahram Gur Silk

01/02/2022 08:12:01 AM Kazar Bazar
Sonya Shasunova, a Russian textile restaurateur, sewer and administrator of SEW OR DIE. She made really exceptional sewing projects, we would like to introduce one of her work: a 100% hand sewed silk caftan. The project was made by the request of Ferenc Tavasz from Hungary.
The Kagan's Rider

The Kagan's Rider

10/01/2022 03:05:47 PM Kazar Bazar

The Kazar Bazar is always happy to participate in projects where the final result could be part of a museum exhibition. Just like in the case of the Senmurv caftan project for the Museum of Nizhny Arkhyz in Russia.

In 2016, archeologists of the Déri Múzeum (Debrecen, Hungary) found a unique grave in Derecske, Hungary. They managed to excavate a warrior buried with his weapons, horse and with a full lamellar armor. The grave could be dated to the first half of the 7th century.

Reconstructing Alan woman

Reconstructing Alan woman

28/04/2019 08:53:25 AM Kazar Bazar

On the Early Medieval reenactment artifacts from Moshchevaya Balka (MB) is a common reference point. For nomadic culture impression, many reenactors use the numerous clothings what preserved in this famous archeological site. In this article, we would like to present an outstanding work among the MB reconstructions: Alya Burzueva’s gear from Russia.