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The History of Greek Shipping By Spyros M. Polemis

The Greeks, more than any other people in the world, have remained, during their entire, very long history, mariners without interruption,…

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0 Feb 14, 2011

History of Iran

Historic Periods & Events The Elamite Empire, 2500 - 644 BCE By: Cyrus Shahmiri The Art of Elamites, (The Art of Ancient Iran of Pre-I…

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0 Feb 9, 2011

A Media Time Line

BCE 3500: In Sumer. pictographs of accounts written on clay tablets. 2600: Scribes employed in Egypt. 2400: In India, engraved seals ident…

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0 Feb 3, 2011

700 - 800 AD

700 - 800 AD Chinese Invent Gunpowder, Srivijaya Empire, Walid I, Wu Hou Empress Of China, Muslim Army Conquers Tangiers, Islamic Conquest…

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1 Feb 1, 2011
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Ancient labyrinths

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pliny's Natural History mentions four ancient labyrinths: the Cretan labyrinth, an Egyptian labyrint…

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1 Jan 27, 2011
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Who Were the Celts?

The Celts were a group of peoples loosely tied by similar language, religion, and cultural expression. They were not centrally governed by…

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0 Jan 26, 2011

History of Contraception...

Ah the glove, rubber, shower cap, Johnson wrap.. well, you get the picture. There are about a thousand and one names used for this spectacu…

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1 Jan 26, 2011
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A megalithic mystery  Stonehenge is a magnificent Neolithic monument near Amesbury, Wiltshire, built high on the windswept chalky Sali…

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0 Jan 25, 2011


Druidism is very firmly rooted in Celtic culture and dates back thousands of years. there are three levels in this religion. The Bards, the…

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0 Jan 25, 2011

Transvestites in History

A recent archealogical dig in Siberia turned up the earliest evidence of trans-sexualism. Cavemen were found encased in the arctic tundra d…

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2 Jan 22, 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.


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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