(happy bastille day)
Mick’s Maille is a jewelery company formed to bring the art of Chainmaille into modern times. They will be joining us for Dead Reds in the Barossa (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=72790552363 ).
The art of Chainmaille has been around for centuries. Originally it was designed to protect a soldier against close combat weapons and many missile attacks, such as arrows and slings. It was designed to be flexible and conform with the combatants movements, yet strong enough to repel blows from these attacks.
Chainmaille is French, meaning Chain Weave. It is made of hundreds of interlocking rings in a chain weave pattern. The Chainmaille armour took many months to make and cost a soldier an average of a years wage. It survived as a cheap and effective form of defence, for many centuries during the medieval period.
Today the art of Chainmaille is still around in its original form and is emerging as a current fashion trend (check www.eastonpearson.com/ ‘s latest range including a chainmaille jacket).
At Dead Reds Barossa, you will have the opportunity to view some of the beautiful pieces. All pieces can be ordered on the day and some will be available for purchase. Once you own your own Mick’s Maille piece, we are certain it will become a wonderful talking point amongst your friends and family.
PS I’m holding a page from the latest style magazine showing the Eastern Peason chainmaille jacket…