An Online Portfolio of the Arts & Sciences
The Kissing Camels
Greetings and Good Wishes to All
Who Am I? I am known in the SCA as Baroness Alianor bat Asriel or Aliyah. Please call me Aliyah. From 2018-2023 I was the Territorial Baroness of the Barony of North Woods in the Middle Kingdom alongside my husband, Aindle, who was the Baron of North Woods. At the end of our tenure we were made Court Baron/Baroness. If you want to know more about me, check out www.msquaredsquared.com.
Why Kissing Camels? "Two camels couchant respectant conjoined at the lips Or" (Two gold camels in repose, kissing) is the heraldic blazon for my personal badge. It was developed from my SCA persona story and my registered formal heraldry. The whole story can be found at www.msquaredsquared.com in "About Us."
What is the SCA? The SCA is the acronym the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit 501c(3) educational organization that re-creates the best of the Middle Ages. For more information or to find a group near you, check out www.SCA.org.
What is this portfolio about? This is on online, ever-changing portfolio of my Arts and Sciences (A&S) projects, presentations, and presents. In the following pages you will find information on:
Medieval Weddings - My first SCA-based research project.
Decorated Veils - Veils with simple beading to Turkish Oya.
The Evil Eye - A research paper on camels - not really - it's about the Evil Eye in Medieval Judaism (Aliyah thinks camels are evil and that they want to eat people!).
Marriage Contracts - Ketubah (s) or Ketubot (pl) - not Bills of Sale.
Medieval Eats - Information on a Rosh Ha-Shanah medieval 4-course meal including recipes and histories.
Scribal Works - Award scrolls in the order created (that involve mostly calligraphy and illumination), commissions, and other special projects.
Smelly Science - Medieval sense and scents.
Time Will Tell - Methods of telling time or keeping time from long ago.
Classes I Have Taught - A listing of the classes I have taught and the events at which they were taught.
Garb - Pictures of clothing and accessories I have made for myself and others.
Quest for the Golden Seamstress - An event that is like a Medieval "Project Runway."
Miscellaneous Art and Other Things - Just what is says: miscellaneous gifts and joint projects.
I hope you find something interesting,
learn something you didn't know.
History is more than dates and places;
it is a story, a story about people.