Woodsmoke XXXVI medallion

The official medallion for Woodsmoke this year is a representation of a gorget, which were crescent-shaped metal pendants worn around the neck on a chain, ribbon, or leather thong. Originally, the gorget was designed to protect the wearer’s throat from sword slashes, but in the 18th and 19th centuries became an indication of the wearer’ rank, or that he … More Woodsmoke XXXVI medallion