Post by Imagawa Tadamori on Jan 23, 2008 1:39:38 GMT -5
Well, here's attempt #3.
See what I mean about simpler being better? I like this one.
As do I.
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Yes, it's another f'ing project on my To-Do list, but this is so awfully cool and it's a clever solution to the "how do SCAdians carry things" if you have neck problems or are not wearing traveling clothes.
Post by kurokamakiri on Nov 30, 2008 9:41:12 GMT -5
Ignoring all of the instructions for the knitted Fu Lantern, I made one from plastic canvas and needlepoint. The triple bat design is from Hiroshige.
I offer up a Chinese lantern, out of period, made from entirely modern materials, as an option for a European handbasket for we noble ladies idling away a day visiting a foreign land who need to hide our chapstick, cell phone, tissues, mirror, and coin purse.
f period, made from entirely modern materials, as an option for a European handbasket for we noble ladies idling away a day visiting a foreign land who need to hide our chapstick, cell phone, tissues, mirror, and coin purse.
Congratulations. You've created an anachronism!
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Greetings from Solveig! It looks pretty good. You know of course that the real lanterns are generally made out of painted/printed paper. I may be missing something, but you did write that you knitted the thing, didn't you?
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2008 15:16:33 GMT -5 by solveig
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No I did not knit it. Please re-read my statement.
Again, please re-read what I wrote, where I explain that this is a replacement for a basket. A paper lantern would be useless as a bag.
Oops! Sorry! I did not read the entire discussion. I was responding to what you were calling a "knitted lantern". Now then, if you want to carry stuff around in Japanese fashion, I heartily recommend the furoshiki. Furoshiki were around by at least the sixteenth century as there is an account of one involving Hideyoshi, his wife, and his tea teacher.
Here is some information about wrapping things in furoshiki.
Here is an online store which claims to offer furoshiki, tenegui, fans, and other accessories.
Post by takadainotora on Dec 1, 2008 22:35:49 GMT -5
I think they'd be great under Chinese or Mongol clothes. With all the wrapping and tying with Japanese clothes, they'd work for carrying stuff but access would be a little difficult. OTOH, if you spaced the pockets carefully on the waistband, you could hide them under hakama very handily...
Post by Takeda Sanjuichiro on Dec 2, 2008 1:20:14 GMT -5
Word of warning... (a public service announcement)
If you do the hidden pocket thing... (or hang a pouch in the front of your hakama so it is accessible via the openings) do not under any circumstances place something over a few ounces in them... no heavy wallets, key-chains, or things like cell-phones... (especially the cellphones)
This is doubly important if your are a guy!
(and yes I figured this out the hard way)
In closing I will spare you all the details of the story about the extremely painful papercut... just make sure you know where the edges are on your folded paper when tucking one into your kosode...
My lady still cringes and then laughs for a good fifteen minutes when she thinks of that one.
Post by takadainotora on Dec 2, 2008 22:21:26 GMT -5
Takeda-dono: The hidden pockets don't quite have the same potential for personal injury. First, they are hanging in front of your hipbones, not other parts of the anatomy, second, they are a bit higher and third, because they are under your clothing, they don't have the potential for swinging to and fro and then smacking you--unlike, say, a sporran with a mucking great metal decoration on the flap or even a pouch hanging by a cord.