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Message started by Thearos on May 29th, 2009 at 5:43pm

Title: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Thearos on May 29th, 2009 at 5:43pm
Don't think this has been posted here before-- ploughing, hearsing, sowing, and slinging on a marginal scene from the post-1066 embroidery
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Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Fundibularius on May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. :)

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by kbear on May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Camo-sling on May 30th, 2009 at 3:56am

kbear wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am:
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)


Thats the stuff of dreams! im still ever long waiting for my teacher/s to say the word 'sling'.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Thearos on May 30th, 2009 at 7:01am
Nice representation of a sling, too: accurately long cords, cupped pouch.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Fundibularius on May 31st, 2009 at 2:53pm
Medieval images are usually underrated. There is usually much more in them than "naive" or "primitive" depiction. We must and learn to read them.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 7:59am

Camo-sling wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 3:56am:

kbear wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am:
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)


Thats the stuff of dreams! im still ever long waiting for my teacher/s to say the word 'sling'.

me too!

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Aussie on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 9:08am

Fundibularius wrote on May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm:
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. :)

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.


I agree, most likely underarm. Look at the position of the pouch itself, open to the top wth the release cord forward; typical of basic underarm.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 4:27pm

Aussie wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 9:08am:

Fundibularius wrote on May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm:
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. :)

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.


I agree, most likely underarm. Look at the position of the pouch itself, open to the top wth the release cord forward; typical of basic underarm.

I concur!

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by David Morningstar on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:01pm
It could just as easily be sidearm.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Fundibularius on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:35pm
Not Comanche or Apache, that's for sure  ;)

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:42pm

David Morningstar wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:01pm:
It could just as easily be sidearm.

I think that it might be underhand because of the way he's leaning. When I sling sidearm, I tend to step forward more than when I sling underhand. It seems to me that leaning backwards would mach better with underhand. Just my opinion though. :)

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by Fundibularius on Jun 4th, 2009 at 4:45am
I wonder how they did Fig. VIII at the time... before using Arabic numerals.

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by kentuckythrower on Jan 21st, 2012 at 10:43pm
Does anyone know if the slinger depicted on this panel is Norman or Saxon?

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by thabaill on Jan 22nd, 2012 at 6:43am
Hi

I don't know but the slinger fron this picture is saxon and throws in a very simillar style.

http://www.vikingsword.com/laking/lak001a.html

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1075821206/29#29

You can see even details of the sling construction.

Greetings

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by kentuckythrower on Jan 22nd, 2012 at 10:19am
Nice picture!!!

Title: Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 18th, 2020 at 5:52am
http://passerelles.bnf.fr/dossier/maison_rurale_01.php

BNF is the French National Library.
In this text, it said that children frighted or killed crows during the adults sowed the seeds.


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