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Painting scabbards?
#16
(10-18-2018, 01:58 PM)Dan D\Silva Wrote: Indeed, that book was what precipitated my shake-up five years ago when I started trying to avoid relying on veg-tan.  Which was possibly itself precipitated by wondering whether it was historically accurate to paint veg-tan, something I had wanted to do back in 2012.

I see!  I stopped keeping up on this stuff around then --I suppose that's what happens..
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#17
I would also suggest taking a good look at this book :

https://www.sidestone.com/books/chariots...ient-egypt

you can view it online for free, although its clearly about other things and not persian, it does contain bow cases/quivers with leather covers with the full range of decorative techniques applique, stamping, painted designs, colouring/dyeing etc.. so I think is well worth a look...



Wink
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#18
Those chariot remains are pretty amazing. I have not seen that book before, though! Going to have to order that one.
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#19
(10-19-2018, 11:47 AM)Crispianus Wrote: I would also suggest taking a good look at this book :

https://www.sidestone.com/books/chariots...ient-egypt

you can view it online for free, although its clearly about other things and not persian, it does contain bow cases/quivers with leather covers with the full range of decorative techniques applique, stamping, painted designs, colouring/dyeing etc.. so I think is well worth a look...



Wink

Thanks for that.  I almost added it to my list of things to go looking for at the U of P library until I took a second look at your post Big Grin Scribd is a godsend.
Dan D'Silva

Far beyond the rising sun
I ride the winds of fate
Prepared to go where my heart belongs,
Back to the past again.

--  Gamma Ray

Well, I'm tough, rough, ready and I'm able
To pick myself up from under this table...

--  Thin Lizzy

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#20
^ That book is really, really excellent!! Beautiful stuff. I'd purchase a copy if it wasn't so expensive.
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#21
(11-10-2018, 04:10 PM)Feinman Wrote: ^  That book is really, really excellent!!  Beautiful stuff.  I'd purchase a copy if it wasn't so expensive.

Luckily they all come as PDFs for 9.99€ a good deal I think  Wink
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#22
(11-12-2018, 11:27 PM)Crispianus Wrote:
(11-10-2018, 04:10 PM)Feinman Wrote: ^  That book is really, really excellent!!  Beautiful stuff.  I'd purchase a copy if it wasn't so expensive.

Luckily they all come as PDFs for 9.99€ a good deal I think  Wink

I missed that!  Very good price.  Like many others I've always loved the ancient Egyptians' aesthetic and design  sensibilities, and the chariot is exactly as one would hope it would look, and a little better than that, too Cool.
Ptah help the poor bastards who had to repair those crazy sewn layers of dyed/painted leather..   One wonders how it would all hold up to being doused with water..
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