Drinking Vessels in Medieval times

Discussion in 'Research' started by Taniwha, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Taniwha

    Taniwha Apprentice

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    Hi Folks - quick question. I have a scene where a medicine lady make a patient a herbal tea. What is the most likely vessel she would have used? What would it have been made of. They are not gentry but ordinary country folk
     
  2. Ireth

    Ireth Mythic Scribe

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    Wood, clay, or possibly horn would be my thought.
     
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  3. skip.knox

    skip.knox Staff Moderator

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    Anything you please, really. Ireth lists the most likely.
     
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  4. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Valar Lord

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    If you say it is wood, make sure it is the right wood. So that the right wood would work. A Yew drinking vessel might look amazing, be intricately carved with wonderful graining. But it could be poisonous over prolonged use [or even short use - I know it can be toxic, but I don't know how toxic].
     
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  5. Jeremiah Reed

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    You could even use colored glass if you really wanted. Though not universally common, small glass bottles were used throughout the middle ages.
     
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  6. Taniwha

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    Thanks Folks!
     

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