5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Packed with excellent information, but author misses some points.,
This review is from: Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 (CBA Research Reports) (Paperback)If you are an archaeologist who needs good reference materials on your bookshelf for report writing, or what I call a 'serious' reenactor (someone who avoids man-made materials and ensures everything worn is documented) then this book is an excellent investment and addition to your collection.
There were a couple of down points, such as the sparse information on girdle hangers such as the 'keys' and the crystal balls which came to less than a paragraph, and children, which came to nearly a page. A lot of material was needlessly concentrating on veils, at the cost of other important points. I find this surprising due to what is commonly found in woman's graves. Even the Fylfot brooches are ignored with the exception of one poorly executed illustration even though one appears on the front cover.
However, I did find this book very useful and even with some pieces missing I still feel it has much to offer both archaeologist and the reenactor.