Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 (part 4)

Part 1 is here, part 2 is here and part 3 is here.

Woman’s best friend – her coyote …

Tudor (couple on left) and medieval (couple on right) costumes …

Daughter doesn’t seem impressed …

The family that plays together stays together …

Women aren’t averse to a bit of Spanish fencing …

… or armour making …

There’s always got to be a pirate boy …

The Janissary Barracks (mid-15th century Ottoman) got into dancing, oil-wrestling (brrr on that winter’s day), making Turkish delight and, of course, coffee and tea.

Janissary Barracks sword dancer

Part of the Janissary camp – one way to warm up in the cold weather

The Kazuri tribe demonstrated 14th century CE Syrian village life …

Kazuri tribe drums up a storm

Medieval owner and dog waiting for the biffo to finish

Many practical skills were demonstrated …

Viking villagers prepare a skin

The clay oven was used for baking ricotta cheese and bread made on site by Viking villagers

Many utensils were made of wood and the lathe was a very useful tool

Artisan demonstrating how to make a bowl with a lathe

Some experimental archaeology was happening …

Trebuchet – Middle Ages siege engine

The odd celebrity was spotted, e.g. former “Bondi vet”, now lifestyle TV presenter Dr Chris Brown filmed a segment on the festival …

The “Bondi vet” (in red) observes 9th century Viking life

Dr Chris chats to jousters pre-tournament – two of those jousters are women

The end, until next year. (Golly, I didn’t even say “ye olde” once … oops!)

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6 Responses to Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 (part 4)

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  2. Bakki Boo says:

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