Medieval Dance

This was carved in a hotel bedroom in Abu Dhabi, in response to a British Woodcarvers Association request for work to be exhibited in a Shakespeare’s England exhibition in aid of the building of the new Globe Theatre.

I used a carpet covered mallet in an attempt to keep the noise down. I could not find any books in the library on Elizabethan England and so borrowed heavily from Brugel for the style of medieval clothes and musical instruments. I often wonder what the chambermaid thought of the small wood chippings that I did not manage to clean up!