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Parchment interlining

Postby Grymm » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 am

From the Bodleian blog, on the use of cut up manuscripts for stiffening/interlining as discovered in some medieval garments.

http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/theconveyor/2014/06/06/texts-and-textiles-finding-manuscripts-in-unusual-places/?utm_content=buffer8d278&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Admittedly they are for dressing statues rather than people but the habit of using 'scrap' written/printed material as stiffening turns up, certainly for caps & hats, in 17thC through to 19thC.


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Re: Parchment interlining

Postby frances » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:01 pm

Old parchment legal documents were re-used as skins for drums too.




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