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Inside a knot

Verne xray smThis morning was spent at the µ-VIS unit at Southampton University getting a falconry hood scanned for the Verne project. I have chosen a hood made by Kevin McMillan, ‘anglo-indian’ in style, which has four leather plumes coming out of the top and Gortex ties coming out at the sides. Amazing to see it in such detail as the x-ray slices came in and could be put together to make a 3D copy of the hood. The four plumes sticking out the top are tied together in two bulbous knots that sit just above the top of the hood proper. To be able to see inside these knots, thanks to the x-rays, and inspect in microscopic detail their structure, is truly amazing. So, now I have to start working on this to make it fit for a person to wear. Thanks Kevin for such beautiful knots and Mark for the scanning.

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