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Issue #2 Imbolc,
a.s. XXI

A Scythian knotted carpet from the 5th Century B.C. from Art of the Steppes by Karl Jettman, Crown Publishers.

Early Banner Types
Viking Fat Lamp
On Early Period Persona
The Orric Manuscript
Roast Pork like Wild Boar
Latin for Barbarians
An Interesting Resource
Satire in Early Ireland
More on Horn
Two Early Shoe Patterns
Embroidery Patterns
Carlovingian Hand
Inter-Libarary Loan
Early Period Heraldry
Celtic Tables
Viking Musical Instruments
Making Bone Needles
The Byrrus
Making a Warp-Weighted Loom
Tips on Carving
The Early Period Fighter

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