Picts, Woad Etc...

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Re: Picts, Woad Etc...

Postby tri on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:12 pm

Big ouch i putting it mildly I reckon!

That's one experimental archaeological project I will NOT be volunteering to taking part in :)
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Re: Picts, Woad Etc...

Postby pajo on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:30 am

Ah go on... I got me some nice big sharp knives..... and I'm pretty "handy" with a chisel..... (o.k, only some people with get that....) lol! I could do the cuttin', and we'll get billy or someone out with some woad dye! it'l be a laugh I swear!
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Re: Picts, Woad Etc...

Postby tri on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:48 am

And yet somehow I'm still not tempted :D

Also shying away from the use of the suspect 'binders' she mentions in the article....
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Re: Picts, Woad Etc...

Postby pajo on Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:49 pm

Alas, my fun is ruined :( I shall have to find someone else to try it out on so :twisted: lol!
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Re: Picts, Woad Etc...

Postby Eirikr on Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:06 pm

the_power wrote:...and I think Eryk mentioned to me [...]


Probably wasn't me. I'm still hoping for some evidence of Viking tattoos (to justify my own). The one known for sure is way before Viking age, and way off (chieftain from Pazyryk, Siberia. Around 300-400 BC).
The only mention of Viking tattoing is from Ibn Fadlan.
Quote from Thor Ewing's "Viking Clothing" : "Ibn Fadlan describes the Rus as decorated all over their bodies with dark lines, which he dismissed as un-Islamic representational art. In the warmer climate of southern Russia, the Rus might have had more chance to display their body art than would the Scandinavians, but tattooing was also used in eighth-century England, where it was deplored as a pagan custom by the legates of Pope Hadrian. Thus, although there is no direct literary evidence for tattooing within Scandinavia, since it was practiced by associated cultures to the east and west, and was regarded by the Christian Church as a pagan practice, it seems more likely than not that tattooing was also practiced in Viking Scandinavia. It has been plausibly suggested that the traditional sailors' tattoo representing a wreathed anchor is descended from an original representation of Thórr's Hammer".

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