Maille in the TV-show Vikings on the History Channel
View previous topic | View next topic >
Post new topic Reply to topic
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
   
Author Message

Joined: February 22, 2009
Posts: 55
Submissions: 24
Location: Härnösand, Sweden

Maille in the TV-show Vikings on the History Channel
Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:15 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

I was watching Vikings, when I saw this piece. Looks to me like a graduated Half-Persian 4 in 1 with square wire. Opinions?

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5342745/maille_vikings_history_channel.png

Joined: October 22, 2010
Posts: 691
Submissions: 390
Location: Yucaipa, CA

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:24 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

yes, looks like it. i've seen these over sized pieces before on celebrities.



Joined: April 02, 2008
Posts: 2246
Submissions: 42
Location: Lincoln, NE

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:32 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Wow I wouldn't want to wear that for long. As it is she doesn't look happy.


Once you stop learning, you stop living, so...
Ask questions.
Try new things.
Share what you know.

MailleCode V2.0 T5.3 R4.4 E0.0 Feur MFe.sBr Wg Cwb G.7-5.1 I3.1-11 N20.5 Pj Dcdjt Xa1w2 S08

Joined: June 20, 2012
Posts: 326
Submissions: 22
Location: France

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:09 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Did anyone have historical evidence of norsemen using maille jewelery? Even a basic 1-1 chain?

Joined: February 8, 2013
Posts: 737
Submissions: 61
Location: Australia

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:00 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Shirluban wrote:
Did anyone have historical evidence of norsemen using maille jewelery? Even a basic 1-1 chain?

Somehow I doubt that the costuming department for that documentary were worrying about that...


Craft isn't cheaper than therapy, but it's more fun.
http://www.essence-of-eclectic.com

Joined: November 25, 2010
Posts: 1716
Submissions: 100
Location: Es-whoy-malth B.C.

Reply with quote
Posted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:45 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

I think the rings are cut from plates not square wire,,although I know nothing about Norse jewelry techniques. Smile

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3486
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:53 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

I suppose Norsemen could've had chains, but all I can remember is brooches, buckles, and suchlike one-piece stuff, not much flexible-perma-join things. I think they were after pieces that were hard to damage just by accidents of wear -- not necessarily accident of war.

I've heard disparaging report over mail armor accuracy from over at ArmourArchive -- something about a "mail jock," which indeed is simply not how Norsemen would have worn anything whose name-roots mean either "armor" or "neck protection," the most original, dim and misty past sense of the term now spelt hauberk.

The item as described makes zero sense, particularly if it is somebody's sole armored protection! Surprised If somebody's given you a spearpoint through the aorta, guarandarnteeya you're in no position to enjoy perfect genital function. Protect the vitals first.

She's also... not wearing enough. That's her shift! For the Viking Age, that's just about a bikini.


'The Minstrel Boy to the War is gone...'

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3486
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:57 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Shirluban wrote:
Did anyone have historical evidence of norsemen using maille jewelery? Even a basic 1-1 chain?


None, I believe. Rather does violence to the history of costume even to expect it.


'The Minstrel Boy to the War is gone...'

Joined: February 22, 2009
Posts: 55
Submissions: 24
Location: Härnösand, Sweden

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:29 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

@MusicMan and Konstantin:

Well she is about to be sacrificed, no point in needing a lot of clothes or looking happy about it. Razz

Joined: February 8, 2013
Posts: 737
Submissions: 61
Location: Australia

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:02 am
Link to Post: Link to Post

Armandur wrote:
@MusicMan and Konstantin:

Well she is about to be sacrificed, no point in needing a lot of clothes or looking happy about it. Razz

In which case, there would be no point in wearing a necklace either... Razz


Craft isn't cheaper than therapy, but it's more fun.
http://www.essence-of-eclectic.com

Joined: September 30, 2012
Posts: 255
Submissions: 13
Location: Kumla, Örebro Län, Sweden

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:47 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

kerravonsen wrote:
Armandur wrote:
@MusicMan and Konstantin:

Well she is about to be sacrificed, no point in needing a lot of clothes or looking happy about it. Razz

In which case, there would be no point in wearing a necklace either... Razz


A ritualistic necklace perhaps? Wink


"When in doubt... C4" - Jamie Hyneman

My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/wpa09
My band: http://www.facebook.com/carnosus

"This is an art form, and we love to be recognized for our own work, and we'd all hope not to be confused with someone else."
- Charon, March 27, 2009

Joined: December 22, 2007
Posts: 4610
Submissions: 106
Location: Hampton, Virginia USA

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Well Konstantin the Red, it is the History Channel. I'm surprised they didn't splice in a shot of the goofy haired guy saying "Some alien conspiracists believe...". Razz


"I am a leaf on the wind." ~ Wash
Lorraine's Chains
Gallery Submission Guidelines

Joined: March 27, 2002
Posts: 3486
Submissions: 1

Reply with quote
Posted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:36 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Mmm... heard the History Channel started going downhill when it got tired of being the Hitler Channel. You saw an awful lot of '30s and first half '40s then.


'The Minstrel Boy to the War is gone...'

Joined: September 24, 2012
Posts: 93
Submissions: 1
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Reply with quote
Posted on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:23 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Since i live in Sweden as far as i know treasures foun containing chains were caches originating mostly from Konstantinople where. "Vaeringar" worked as soldiers of fortune. Otherwise i have only seen broches and stiff necklaces and bracelets.

Br
C

Joined: September 24, 2012
Posts: 93
Submissions: 1
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Reply with quote
Posted on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:28 pm
Link to Post: Link to Post

Even beads where used
In Swedish but a picture is more than...
http://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A5rbyskatten

BR
C

Post new topic Reply to topic
Jump to:  
Page 1 of 2. Goto page 1, 2  Next
All times are GMT. The time now is Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:52 am
M.A.I.L. Forum Index -> Knitting Circle
Display posts from previous: