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If you are going to eat using your fingers (a very [[medieval]] practice), using a serviette (or at a pinch a tea towel), prevents getting nasty hard to remove grease stains on your [[garb]] from the roast chicken and making the [[hospitaller]] angry if you borrowed the [[garb]].  
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If you are going to eat using your fingers (a very [[medieval]] practice), using a serviette (or at a pinch a tea towel), prevents getting nasty hard to remove grease stains on your [[garb]] from the roast chicken and making the [[hospitaller]] angry if you borrowed the [[garb]].  Some etiquette sources specify a large napkin, draped over the diner's left arm.
  
Serviettes are also a nice place to practise decorative [[arts]] such as [[embroidery]], [[drawn thread work]], and [[needlelace]].
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Serviettes are also a nice place to practise decorative [[arts]] such as [[embroidery]], [[drawn thread work]], and [[needle lace]].
  
The other, and more period option of cleaning your face and removing greasy bits from your hands and mouth is using the [[tablecloth]]. Yes - that's what they're there for! Don't be afraid, they're going to get washed anyway.
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The other, and more period option of cleaning your face and removing greasy bits from your hands and mouth is using the [[tablecloth]]. Yes - that's what they're there for! Don't be afraid, they're going to get washed anyway.  Another period option, which is less likely to enrage the owner of the tablecloth, is to use the napkin for your mouth and to wipe your fingers on the innards of a piece of bread.

Latest revision as of 00:51, 25 June 2004

If you are going to eat using your fingers (a very medieval practice), using a serviette (or at a pinch a tea towel), prevents getting nasty hard to remove grease stains on your garb from the roast chicken and making the hospitaller angry if you borrowed the garb. Some etiquette sources specify a large napkin, draped over the diner's left arm.

Serviettes are also a nice place to practise decorative arts such as embroidery, drawn thread work, and needle lace.

The other, and more period option of cleaning your face and removing greasy bits from your hands and mouth is using the tablecloth. Yes - that's what they're there for! Don't be afraid, they're going to get washed anyway. Another period option, which is less likely to enrage the owner of the tablecloth, is to use the napkin for your mouth and to wipe your fingers on the innards of a piece of bread.