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A craft at once resourceful and cozy, artistic and nostalgic, cheerful and lovely and fine… A robe pieced together, but from fabrics rich and beautiful, and all of them soft… Seems to me like something a home-loving, well-to-do hobbit could wear with comfort and pride! And yes, I admit it: I found this blog looking for anything I could find about this robe.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insights. I think you have a point — or would have one. This has been handstitched and made just for him perhaps by a relative, friend, or simply purchased that way. They make most of their things themselves, including their homes, they excavate their homes themselves if a new home is needed, every Hobbit has a skill of some kind, and quilting, when it comes down to it, is simply a form of cloth work — clothing, upholstery — Bilbo has a few upholstered chairs in his home, afterall.
Far, far from it. I laugh at your obsessiveness. Thanks for your remarks. I do take some pride in being a tad obsessive and nerdy about worldbuilding. Here are a couple of extant examples: She has some other interesting examples. Ambrose The Kingdoms of Evil. Though did you not think about the fact that middle earth is not of this world, it may work differently, social standing and status may work differently, and what of travelling entrepreneurs, taking these pre-made garments to different areas, creating smaller ones for hobbits where they may have dropped off at the nearest town to the shire, which you see the hobits visit at the beginning of the lotr trilogy….
There are many many ways in which bilbo could have aquire this gown… it may even have been a family heir loom…. So I ask, why pick holes with an argument against something that may not be noteworthy of argument, it just seems a little bit of an over reaction.
I do appreciate the point your making but I just felt like you were attacking the film with no real just reason. My real purpose, of course, is to get people to think more deeply about the material culture that items like this represent, and what it might suggest about this society and world. The idea of traveling entrepreneurs is a good concept, but I am still not sure how they would acquire this kind of material in such a variety of textures. While we need to assume that there are a variety of differences between Earth and Middle Earth, the physical similarity of the people and the geography to Earth implies that they would develop similar technological solutions to similar problems.
Every choice the creator makes helps to build that world. The Nits are All you Have E. In the book, we are told that Bilbo has a whole room for clothes in BagEnd. Who knew hobbits had walk-in wardrobes? At the end of the book, his gold waistcoat buttons are mentioned, so he likes bling, and he also borrows a red silk handkerchief from Elrond, which gives us access to sophisticated dyes and fabrics. I think Ann Maskey did a good job — she certainty created a memorable garment. I am using fents from a local mill shop.
It would cost a fortune to buy lengths of the high-end fabrics they use in the movie. I wrote a story about that once, actually, but not in a Tolkein-esque environment. Ambrose Takes the Fun out of Movies: You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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