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"Gypsy vanner horses (gypsy cobs, Irish cobs, colored cobs and tinker horses) were br…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 24, 2011 to Gypsy Vanner Facts By Rebecca Matthews

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"Gypsy Vanner horses get their names from the caravans ("vans") that they pulled. A p…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 24, 2011 to Gypsy Vanner Facts By Rebecca Matthews

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"Gypsy horses, which are also known as Gypsy vanners or Gypsy cobs, are small sturdy…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 24, 2011 to Gypsy Vanner Facts By Rebecca Matthews

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"The Gypsy horse--also known as Gypsy Vanner, Gypsy Cob and Tinker horse--is a strong…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 24, 2011 to Gypsy Vanner Facts By Rebecca Matthews

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"The Gypsy Horse is also known in the US as a Gypsy Cob or Gypsy Vanner; and in its h…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 23, 2011 to What’s in a name…?

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"Until recently, British Gypsies, known also as Travelers, traveled throughout Great…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 23, 2011 to Gypsy Horse History

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"Then: The Gypsy dream was to breed the perfect horse to pull their colorful vardos o…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Feb 22, 2011 to A Bit About the Travellers and Their Horses...

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"The Old Kent HorseWe drive on through the night On this snowy Christmas Eve.But vill…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Jan 27, 2011 to FOR I WAS BORN A GYPSY HORSE

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"Here's a wonderful old photo, taken in England in 1910.They look very proud of…"

Dept of PMM Artists & things replied Jan 27, 2011 to A Few Lovely Old Photos

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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.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

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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