At a recent SCA event, called Battlemoor, I had an opportunity to create a unique gift for the Royal Princesses of the Outlands. I wanted to make something functional that […]
I came up with this project for the Dragonsspine Arts & Sciences championship a couple years ago, inspired by similar wooden horses I had seen in From Viking to Crusader […]
Leicestershire County tops, c. 1570-1630 A collection of wooden tops from Leicestershire County, dated to circa 1600. This collection shows a variety of shapes and styles, including some turned and […]
I found a few images of tops, including this crude copper alloy top (pictured below) and the onion-shaped wooden tops pictured above. The copper alloy top is from East […]
A hoard of 16th-17th century toys was found at the Market Harborough parish church in England. It includes balls, tops, knucklebones and whistles. Have a look! http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/a-hoard-of-16th-and-17th-century-childrens-toys/
Apparently, wooden tops with pull strings (somewhat like the ones that were popular in the 1960s) were known at least as far back as the 1340s! See the two children […]
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture – Toys Here is a web page with a copious listing of links to images and information about medieval toys, grouped into a few categories.