Monday, November 2, 2009

fibulae

Wikipedia says, "A Fibula (Latin "to fasten"[1]) is an ancient brooch. Technically, the Latin term fibulae refers specifically to Roman brooches, however, the term is widely used to refer to brooches from the entire ancient and early medieval world. Unlike modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative, they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothes, including cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners in the Middle Ages by buttons. Their descendant, the modern safety-pin, remains in use today.

Fibulae, thebeadedlily style---



9 comments:

  1. these are awesome! and thank you for the history lesson - i love learning things! i am a scarf girl and now that the colder air is arriving, my neck will be in hiding under soft fibers - a fibula would look so great on one - have to go check out your shop!

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  2. They came out wonderfully! They would look wonderful on all the big chunky sweaters that are in this season.

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  3. spectacular fibuleeeeeeee, fibulaaaaaaa, fibuleeeeee, fibu-la ha ha ha ha ha ha la!

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  4. nice to have a bit of the history! they're lovely x

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  5. These are very, very beautiful! And I loved reading about them too... have a wonderful week.... roxanne

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  8. I like them very much:) Greetings:)

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