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http://www.halos.nl/detail.php?booknr=93437

Thinking of ordering this. Anyone seen it, yet?

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ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:http://www.halos.nl/detail.php?booknr=93437

Thinking of ordering this. Anyone seen it, yet?
Yes, got it as soon as it came out, and it's fabulous! :D

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You lot are a bad influence, you know, peaceful night at home I was having, cheap and cheerful, now I have been and gone and ordered a book!
Does look rather brilliant though, well done for finding it, I couldn't do it in foreign though, found it on Oxbow books site- if anyone else is tempted.
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ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:Thinking of ordering this. Anyone seen it, yet?
YES! Got me a copy, it is made of awesome. :D (Went back and rearranged http://larsdatter.com/pouches.htm so that it's organized the same way the book is, so it's easier for me to compare what he's talking about to what I think I'm seeing in illustrations & museum examples.) :)

The amazing thing about it is how wrong conventional wisdom is about the construction of purses & pouches. You think you know how something works, and then ... aha! Totally not that way. :lol:

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Ordered my copy the other week, looking forward to recieving it in the next few days!! Woo.
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me want.
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gregory23b wrote:me want.
Then get! :P It's just £17.95 at Oxbow -- see http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/81349/ -- they've even published an excerpt online at http://www.oxbowbooks.com/pdfs/books/pu ... merika.pdf to tempt you with its pursey-pouchy goodness.

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wow, the excerpt alone is impressive. Sadly, I now need a new pouch as my long held vague -but largely ignored understanding that women wearing two looped girdle pouches was a re-enactorism has been proven by this, so Gareth is going to inherit my favourire pouch that Tod made me and I'll have to make a replacement. Still, on the bright side, I'll get to use a pattern from this book when I get round to it :D

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"Then get!"

I will aunty, I just have to add it to my list of 'wants'.
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Oh No, my wife's going to kill me! :cry:

That is, unless the house collapses from excess fo bookshelves.

Just one more book...
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just one more, it wont hurt, just one more......
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It's only one more...
and you need this one, just can't part with any others to make space...
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And it's a skinny lil' ol' paperback. If you got room on your shelf for a thick magazine, you got room on your shelf for this. :)
sally wrote:Sadly, I now need a new pouch as my long held vague -but largely ignored understanding that women wearing two looped girdle pouches was a re-enactorism has been proven by this
Yep - I'd come to that realization too, while accumulating the links at http://larsdatter.com/pouches.htm :? though I think now that I've reorganized 'em, it's a lot easier to see. Most of the other styles are worn by men or women, but the "girdle purse" is a men-only style (and "girdle bag" and "harp-framed purse," I think, if I'm understanding the categories correctly; possibly also the "spring-catch framed purses," but that may just be a function of not having seen examples with women wearing or using that style).

Plenty of pretty styles for women, though; there's a neat sort of multipanelled round drawstring pouch (not actually discussed in detail in the book, IIRC) that seems to be underrepresented in re-enactment, but that's fairly prevalent for women (roughly 15th & 16th centuries), and seems to be worn between the kirtle and gown -- most often in red (presumably silk) with ornamentation along the seams and some sort of tassel or bob configuration --
http://ark.bnf.fr/ConsulterElementNum?O ... =1&Param=C
http://gallica.bnf.fr/image?L=08100144&I=000026
http://www.zum.de/Faecher/G/BW/Landesku ... uern01.htm
http://expositions.bnf.fr/fouquet/grand/f072.htm
http://www2.kb.nl/kb/manuscripts/thumbs ... V_MINM.JPG
http://www.larchetipo.com/2001/feb01/immagine.htm
http://www.wga.hu/html/b/bosch/1early/09folly.html
http://ark.bnf.fr/ConsulterElementNum?O ... =1&Param=C

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Great references, as ever Karen, Cheers
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This is my 17thC purse - one of the best things I ever bought from a trader:

http://www.karlrobinson.co.uk/ladies_pu ... ockets.php

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