Oh boy, DO I.
Chinese textile designs, by Hanyu Gao
WorldCat (find it in a library near you!)
When silk was gold : Central Asian and Chinese textiles, by James C Y Watt et al
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Corpus of Chinese Fabric, Embroidery and Finery: Dying & Weaving
Corpus of Chinese Fabric, Embroidery and Finery: Embroidery
Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House
Library of Congress (all volumes)
Treasures in silk : an illustrated history of Chinese textiles, by
Chinese textiles, by
Victoria and Albert Museum
History of textile technology of ancient China, by
Exquisite fabrics : traditional weaving and embroidery patterns in China, by Chunming Gao
Chinese Silks, by Dieter Kuhn, et al.
Additionally, please join us over at SCA China on Facebook. We’re great at sharing resources.Happy hunting! <3
Without knowing gender, I’ll keep this pretty vague.
I’ve also got a request out to the Facebook Group, SCA Garb, for more resources. They can be really helpful folk.
Clothing culture, 1350-1650
Publisher:Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series:History of retailing and consumption.
Summary:From Russia to Rome, Ireland to France, this volume contains a wealth of examples of the numerous ways clothing was shaped by, and helped to shape, medieval and early modern European society.
Dress in Ireland
Publisher:New York : Holmes & Meier, 1989.
Encyclopedia of dress and textiles in the British Isles c. 450-1450
Author:Gale R Owen-Crocker; Elizabeth Coatsworth; Maria Hayward
Publisher:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Sources for Irish Re-enactors, from the Reconstructing History blog – includes a bibliography
Good luck, and have fun!
What are the go to documentation sources for Chinese names?Anonymous
One thing to consider when doing research regarding China in an SCA context is that you’re one of a relatively small number.
I wasn’t able to find any traditional “books” for Chinese onomastics (fancy word for first names), but I did find some relevant resources.
Introduction to Pre-16th Century Chinese Onomastics
by Ii Katsumori
SCA Heraldry Website [Link]
The Onomastics of Medieval South China: Patterned Naming in the Lang-Yeh and T’ai-Yüan Wang
by Dennis Grafflin
Journal of the American Oriental Society [JSTOR Link]
What IS a Name? Reflections on Onomastics
by William Bright, University of Colorado
Language and Linguistics [Link]
What’s in an early Chinese name, again? [In German]by Wolfgang Behr
Hope this helps!