Uzbek old traditional cape dress with face veil, Central Asia. Ethnic textiles.
Photograph originally taken by Rosemary Sheel. The woman is wearing an Uzbek paranja with a veil is made of horsehair. The trim is probably tablet woven, a style of weaving that allows for complex patterns over narrow bands. Because the the photo was taken at a silk factory, I would assume the paranja is made of silk. Paranja were originally a robe worn over the head, but as they become garments designated for the purpose, the sleeves become narrower and longer, eventually becoming completely useless for actually putting arms through. Women in cities were most likely to wear a paranja and veil, since Muslim customs were less strictly practiced in villages, rural areas, and by nomads.
Talas is seen wearing one in her introductory chapter.
30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy
I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.
MAYA’s signature in Kotobukiya store with some of her tarot printings in the background
infinite list of favorite movies - Life Is Beautiful"This is a simple story…but not an easy one to tell. Like a fable, there is sorrow…and like a fable, it is full of wonder and happiness."
Rurouni Kenshin Manga to Live Action
Chapter 1: Kenshin – Himura Battousai
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
- Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
- Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
- Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
- Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
- Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
- Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
- Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
- How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)