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Winged musician 3 / 12

Siipimusikantti kolmonen

Slowly, slowly the winged creatures take shape. The third musician is now coloured and ready, and the fourth one is on its way. So three done, only nine to go! Too bad the picture is all fuzzy. The musicians will be part of this hood.

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Dear Santa, give me my Romance of Alexander

Romance of Alexander, fol 21v

And I mean the version illuminated by Flemish Jehan de Grise (you can see the link on the right). It doesn’t necessarily have to be the real thing, the original, the precious(sss) manuscript – the Bodleian library in Oxford might not approve – but how about an accurate, pretty facsimile? I would take very good … > >


One hood with winged musicians coming up


There is always something in the making! Some projects take forever, some a little less time. This hood might become my Rome – definitely not built in a day. I have a short-sleeved cote and a dagged hood made of thick burgundy wool. I’ve used them both quite a lot over these past few years, … > >

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