A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene,
Under his belt he bar ful thriftily,
(wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly:
His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe)
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Prologue, The Yeoman, lines 104-7.
That’s an excellent illustration, the feathers are the correct colour for peacock fletched arrows and the red binding thread can be clearly seen.
Yes, it’s a good one. I liked your bit about real peacock fletched arrows a while back. I want to get some peacock now.
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