Black Gold Tapestry

Really interesting "brick" depiction on the Black Gold Tapestry from the Ancient World section.

Really interesting “brick” depiction on the Black Gold Tapestry from the Ancient World section.

The Black Gold Tapestry is on display at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum as part of the Canada 150 celebration. It’s on display until May 21, 2018, and was installed and first opened on October 7, 2017. I visited the Glenbow with another textile-loving friend (the owner of Black Sheep Handspvn) in early November.

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Warhorse at the Military Museums

Two mounted combatants. These ladies put on an excellent show, trying to knock the ornament off the other's helm.

Two mounted combatants. These ladies put on an excellent show, trying to knock the ornament off the other’s helm.

On July 22, 2017, the SCA group in Calgary took part in “Warhorse” at the Military Museums.

“Horses have been a key part of the Military from ancient times to the modern day. We have some participants bringing horses to show off the medieval horse in various eras.”

 

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Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace in person

Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace and other items from the hoard

Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace and other items from the hoard

Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace in person

In my previous post I showed the display of silver necklaces from the museum castle at Hämeenlinna. Today I’ll go into further detail on the necklace they had on display – the Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace.

(I realized only after the fact, that I had a lot of up-close photos, but not many whole-necklace photos… and unfortunately, the one above was the best one!)

Warning… this post has a LOT of detail, which might not be interesting to my regular readers!

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Hämeenlinna necklace artefacts

Necklace display from Hämeenlinna

Necklace display from Hämeenlinna

In November I visited Hämeenlinna (the castle Häme in the town Hämeenlinna in Finland) and pretty much near-exclusively visited in order to see the necklace artefact that I based my A&S project on when I made a necklace inspired by it.

Quotes are taken verbatim from the display – there are some grammatical errors, but I’m just pleased that there was an English explanation to begin with!

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