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The 1-2-3s of Japanese — a how-to guide for beginners

A look at Historical Japanese costume aimed for beginners.

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Dyeing with Safflower

Kass shares her adventures dyeing with Safflower.

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Contemporary Sources of Use to the Japanese Reenactor

Contemporary sources that are useful to Japanese Reenactors.

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Dos and Don’ts of Japanese Historic Dress

What to wear in Pre-17th century Japan.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Japanese Costume Books

This article contains a list of books, with descriptions, of Japanese costume interest.

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A Brief History of Japanese Clothing

This article provides a brief overview of Japanese clothing from ancient times until the beginning of the "modern" Tokugawa period in the 17th century.

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Japanese Dyestuffs

What dyes did they use in historic Japan? Read on..

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Then and Now — Common Mistakes in Japanese Historical Clothing

This article is very useful to the student of Japanese historical clothing. It points out the differences between modern garments and their historical counterparts which may have had the same name.

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What is Traditional Irish Dress

Irish Traditional Dress -- what it is and what it is not.

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15th century clothing

Here's a brief article on my love for 15th century clothing and how I propose to test it on my willing "victims".

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The Dungiven Costume — a 16thc Anglo-Irish Man’s Outfit

A farmer near Dungiven, County Derry brought into the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery a suit of clothes that he found while digging peat on his farm. The clothing found consisted of a woolen semi-circular cloak, a jacket, tartan trews, and a leather belt

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A note on the term “Celtic”

Irish Celts? Find out why these terms are incompatible.

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The Shinrone Gown — An Irish Dress from the Elizabethan Age

The Shinrone Gown, an Irish wool gown from the 16th century, perfect for Renaissance Faires, Tudor reenactments, and Irish traditional weddings.

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What We Wear at Reenactments

Reconstructing History provides historical documentation and information on historical clothing to re-enactors and the just-plain-curious to help them learn about historical clothing and construct accurate replicas of this garb for living history demonstrations.

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An Leine Crioch — The Irish Leine in the 16th century

The Irish leine in the 16th century was a full-bodied shirt-like garment of linen.

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The Carnamoyle Stockings — 16thc Knit Wool Hose

The Carnamoyle Stocking is a fragmentary knitted wool stocking from the 16th or 17th century in Ireland.

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Sources for Irish Re-enactors

A reviewed and annotated list of books for Irish reenactors and others with an interest in pre-modern Irish history

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Dyeing with Real Saffron

Dyeing linen with real saffron

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To Dye a Saffron Colour

Were the 16th century "saffron shirts" really dyed with expensive saffron? Or was it something else?

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A Few Arguments on the Subject of Saffron

Did they use saffron in 16th century Ireland or did they use a native dyestuff. Some arguments on both sides.

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The Moy Gown — An Irish Medieval Gown

The Moy gown was found in a peat bog in County Clare, Ireland and is the most complete gown of the medieval type in Western Europe

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Renaissance Celts?

Looking for information on Renaissance Celts? Read this and find out why there were none and why the terms don't make sense.

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A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

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On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish

Some Thoughts on Eugene O’Curry’s "On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish"

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The Invention of Drawstrings and Pleated Sleeves

There were no drawstrings or pleats in the sleeves of Irish leinte. Read and find out where the drawstrings came from.

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