Curtain rings are older than i thought (RIVER Hunters )

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Dave The Slave
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Despite visiting numerous stately homes and seeing heavy duty curtains hanging down , had never thought about how they were attached to the poles.
Watching episode 2 of River Hunters, York area and Vikings, curtain rings were mentioned as going back to 1500`s when curtains were the latest trend for the rich landowners.
Some of those vague rings we all find that normally we assume are Horse or Agriculture related, may have come from inside the house.
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Aye, Dave - rings have been used for all sorts of purposes down the years
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figgis wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:18 pm Aye, Dave - rings have been used for all sorts of purposes down the years
I even snaring someone and having it known you`ve been snared by wearing one. :lol:
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I saw that too :D . It was an interesting discussion :thumbsup:

Lots of those rings were plain brooches, button frames, etc. though too. Some are beautiful hand cast and filed with a stunning tactile feel. On Face ache the standard stuff trotted out is that they are ring money or curtain rings which sends me a bit potty. Bit like all lead is either a palm guard or a pot mend :pulling hair out:

I hate that I don’t know what each one was used for but I know some were junction rings, used to decorate belts and hang pretty pendants from. Plus a myriad of other interesting uses I’ve not thought of. I refuse to accept most of mine had even had a sniff of curtain material anywhere near them - they aren’t big enough for a start off 8-)
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Not seen the programme but the filed ones with sharp inner edges were never curtain rings. :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:46 pm On Face ache the standard stuff trotted out is that they are ring money or curtain rings which sends me a bit potty. Bit like all lead is either a palm guard or a pot mend
... and any square-ish thing or lump of molten metal is a gaming piece :evil:
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