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Educator How-To: Be your own knight in shining armor with homemade chain maille
July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

When people think of knights, they generally think of armor, too. The plate armor most associated with knights was actually a fairly recent invention. Armor started as quilted shirts and thick leather pieces to cover arms and legs (if you were fortunate enough to afford it!). Chain maille was a pretty fantastic innovation for the […]

How To: Make Terra Cotta Armor!
September 22, 2009 · 2 Comments

Check out the previous post The Clothes Make the Warrior to learn how to decipher the armor on the Terra Cotta Warriors now on display at HMNS. Then, try your hand at making your own! Materials: Large paper grocery sack Scissors Cardboard Hole-punch Brads Tape Paint (optional) Procedure: 1. Cut 150 squares out of cardboard.  The […]

The Clothes Make the Warrior
September 15, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

An archer with a top knot haircut It is said you can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear.  Clothing speaks to us, albeit quietly, but if you know how to “listen” you can glean loads of information.  Recently, I toured our Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibit with an expert on clothing […]



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