All Research, Arabic, heraldry, Languages

Female Arabic Names A Survey From An Academic Article

Introduction This is a list of names and naming patterns based on an article that examines Shia genealogy via women’s names (https://www.jstor.org/stable/44946771). The article mainly focuses on names from the very early period of Islam in Arabia, from about 632 CE (the death of Muhammad) through till approximately 800 CE. All the texts examined in… Continue reading Female Arabic Names A Survey From An Academic Article

Arabic, heraldry, Languages

Classical Arabic Grammar — diatrical marks, the definite article, sun letters, and moon letters.

There are several things to consider when romanizing Arabic-- vowel sounds and diacritical marks being particularly important, together with understanding how different consonants behave with the definite article أل -- 'al'. There are several different transliteration systems, which represent the letters and diacritical marks in slightly different ways. Further, there are also various dialects of… Continue reading Classical Arabic Grammar — diatrical marks, the definite article, sun letters, and moon letters.

Art, Cutwork, Enamel, Metalwork

Enameled Temple Rings

These were entered for an A&S competition in December 2018. What follows here is the design and manufacture process for the rings, as well as the documentation for the rings as entered. Temple Rings, front Temple Rings, back Temple rings, also known as “kolty” are Slavic/Rus metalwork adornments, so called because of their location in… Continue reading Enameled Temple Rings

Art, Enamel, Metalwork

Etching and enameling a brooch

Step by Step Creation of an Enameled Brooch using both acid-etching and torch fired enameling.First Step:  Design.I started with my intention,  creating a 3 inch brooch with the Meridian populace badge: Sable, a horse salient reguardant contourny between in chief two mullets argent. Next I used a combination of inkscape and vector drawings taken from… Continue reading Etching and enameling a brooch

Astronomy, Research, Science, Uncategorized

The Astrolabe

A What? An astrolabe.  This is a medieval instrument first used around 200BC in Greece, and preserved in the Middle East, and was used extensively in the fields of timekeeping, astronomy.  Had over 40 uses, according to Chaucer (Treastie on the Astrolabe, addressed to his son), including ascertaining dates, times, and measure the positions of… Continue reading The Astrolabe