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Scottish History of Kilts

A Wee History of the Kilt in Scotland The tartan kilt has long been the most recognisable cultural tradition of the Highland Scots. There…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

1 Feb 3, 2011
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Irish Tartan Kilts a Rich History

Irish Tartan Kilts a Rich History By Celtic Cottage Irish tartan kilts are just a number of many kilts that are available for people to…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

Shapeshifting in Celtic Myth

Céad Míle Fáilte! Shapeshifting in Celtic Myth Article by Kenneth R. White The theme of shapeshifting is found in Celtic myth regardless…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

Ancient Shamanism versus Modern Druidry by El Chupacabra

Until recent advancements in archeo-forensics it was assumed the name "Druid" descended from the alleged Indo-European root “dru-wido” rela…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

Anglo-Celtic

HISTORY Pre-Roman Albion Britain has been inhabited for millennia, with a remarkable genetic and cultural continuity. Cheddar Man, who di…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

Celtic Poems

poem/story 4 LOCH GILE 1. INgen Romra, Gili glan, bean darb aithnich cach inber, a h-ainm arin loch lebar or moch maidm do minugad. 2. Tei…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

Celtic Reconstructionist

Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism (also Celtic Reconstructionism or CR) is a polytheistic, animistic, religious and cultural movement. It…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

The Celtic Confusion by El Chupacabra from PUW

What calls itself Celtic these days is little more than a similarity between the Goidelic and Brythonic languages. Still, some try to call…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

The Celtic Iron Age

The Arrival of the Celts: As the Bronze Age in Ireland drew to a close, there appeared in Ireland a new cultural influence. Developing in…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

0 Feb 3, 2011

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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