SCA merchant sells, teaches at Massachusetts market

“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)

A member of the SCA, Christiano dresses in garb in her merchant booth, and works on her specialty: beaded snoods. Bobbi Sistrunk of the Carver Reporter visited with the craftsman to learn more.