Eowyn's Funeral Mantel & Trim
Eowyn's Funeral Mantel is only seen in glimpses in the movie. We see it's full length in exhibit pictures.
While the content of the fabric is uncertain, it looks like a wool. It also looks identical to her funeral hood. The texture and color are identical, but the hood is very shear. So, if they are the same fabric, the mantle is lined in a much heavier fabric.
The mantle is pinned onto Eowyn's gown with two large medallions about 3" wide. These are 3 layers. These are two layers of gold designs on a dark solid disk. A pin would be attached to the back.
The dark disk could be made from wood or clay and painted. The gold is two pieces, main filigree, and the swirled square that sits on the top.
V 1.0 - April 2005
We have not had the mantel laid on the ground so this is our best guess of the pattern. The "guestimate" is made on the how it hangs on the should and back. This is not a half circle. It has a back seam. We're guessing that it has characters of Galadriel's cloak vs. her Coronation outfit.
The mantle is a med blue-grey wool that has been lined to give it more body. (See Funeral Hood for pictures of the fabric by itself.)
This cloak needs to be made out of 60 inch wide fabric. See the pattern below. This is made from two long rectangles of fabric with a center triangle cut out. The guestimate is that the triangle is a 45 degree cut. A steeper angle will make a longer train.
Feel free to give feedback or figure out a better pattern.
This appears to be the same blue-grey wool as the mantle, but unlined. The best way to observe the shape and weight of the fabrics is to watch the funeral scene on the DVD in slow motion. The fabric blows in the air and you can almost see though it. It has a shape that somewhat resembles the outermost layer of the wraiths head covering.
Use the cut out piece from the mantle. The long edge will be 60".
The triangle edge that goes around her face and down the sides is the salvage of the fabric. The point of the triangle has been trimmed/shaped in back. Hard to tell if it's a curve or a sharp cut. The front, the edges have been chopped square across, not curved.
Finish with a fine rolled edge where chopped. Do not turn under the edge that goes around her face.
V1.1 - April 2005
Preliminary. More details will be adjusted now that we have the higher resolution photos.
Eowyn's Funeral Mantel trim is machine sewn. Gold and silver metallic threads on a short napped dark navy cotton velvet. The trim is 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide and custom embroidered by machine. In back it pivots and the with varies with the design.
There are two motifs interlaced in silver... Eowyn's golden flower and the gold and silver double "X". There are gold squiggles that fill in the edges.
It is important to note that the actually length of the motif changes as it get up to the shoulder and goes around the back the "X" squares up and the star is squished in the center back.
Thanks to Nikki for the artwork details
Maggie's Eowyn Funeral study page:
This page was last updated 04/22/08