Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jonah's chain maille coif

Pretty dog-gone freakin' cool, eh? Jonah made this hat with chain maille. Chain maille (or chainmaille, chainmail) consists of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. It's a very old 'art' and was used for armour, reaching its apex in Europe, in terms of coverage, during the 13th century when mail covered the whole body. Sounds incredibly heavy!

Jonah's been into chain maille for a little while now and has some cool ideas for other articles. I'll post them here as he finishes them.

I'll be featuring an Etsy artist this week in the EtsyConnction newsletter that makes all kinds of things from chain maille. She has some very cool stuff. If you would like to sign up to receive the EtsyConnection you can check out my other blog at and click on one of the links there.

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