Main Menu - Misc. - Clothing/Textiles - Medieval Wales - Names - Other Medieval - Publications - Harpy Publications
Return to main page
A variety of shapes and types of scissors appear, although there are relatively few examples in total. Hinged scissors with ring-looops are the most common type, both in a relatively large size and, in a relatively indistinct example, something looking like embroidery snips. There is also an example of one-piece spring shears in a medium size. (There are also examples of shepherds using this style of shears to shear sheep in the pictures, but here I include only examples attached to the person.)
La Main Chaude
scene of hunting and shepherding #1
This example probably does not belong here -- I suspect the hanging objects in this picture are intended to be tassels or bells or something similar, but the second object from the left was vaguely reminiscent of a pair of hinged scissors when viewed at a smaller size.
Stowe MS 955
Return to previous point in article
This site belongs to Heather Rose Jones. Contact me regarding anything beyond personal, individual use of this material.
Unless otherwise noted, all contents are copyright by Heather Rose Jones, all rights reserved.