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wmyers04 Oct 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

Many castings of Pict cloaks have tassles on them.

How should these be painted? Are they animal tails or textiles?

Any period information?

Thank you to all, in advance.

Karellian Knight04 Oct 2018 5:13 p.m. PST


I hope this link help, it has a picture of a surviving hood. I expect the cloak would be wool with woolen tassels.

Damion01 Nov 2018 3:24 a.m. PST

Not sure I'd call those tassels. More like a selvage fringe like you get on wool blankets but very long.


There is a statue from Mondragon, France which shows a Celtic warrior with a fringed cloak and many Roman trophies show fringed cloaks.

Modern kilts have one edge fringed representing this ancient tradition.

So yeah, same colour as fabric it's part of.

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