Thursday, June 01, 2006

hands

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I'm always struck by the manner in which reenactors and historical interpreters move their hands. Even more interesting is what happens when their hands are not in motion - working or otherwise engaged.

In the past personal mannerisms were more formal and contained. When a woman was at rest her hands would have been cupped together and held in repose in front of their body.

Also interesting is that fact that the cavalrymen held their hands in a certain position when at parade rest.

Again....another study in hands.

2 comments:

Leslie said...

How observant of you! That's what makes your blog such a joy.

palani said...
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