Hermitage 9thc silk caftan with senmurvs
This 9th century silk embroidery is conserved in the Hermitage Museum. It is made up of Sassanian and Chinese silk pieces decorated with the fabled senmurv - the Persian griffin, emblem of royalty. A similar garment is worn by kings on the rock carvings of Tag-i-Bostan, Iran.
Birka lamellar armor | Etsy
Birka lamellar (X century Sweden). Lamellar armor made from A type plates (steel). Plates thickness: 1mm. Binding and linking of the plates and fastenings are of made of fully natural tanned deer leather. Size L. size is adjustable with straps. Goes for person 175-187 cm tall, chest width 90-110cm , waist width 80-100cm. This time i avoided to use "middle" A shape plates. After all armor seems to be more good looking.