A'isha al-Raqqasa

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A'isha al-Raqqasa
Resides: Wintermist
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
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Per chevron Or and gules, three rats couchant contourny sable and a full drop-spindle Or.

THLady A'isha al-Raqqasa, has been a member of the SCA (and the Shire - now Barony - of Wintermist) since 1991. She received her Award of Arms from King John and Queen Ceinwen in 1996. In 2010 she received her Harp Argent for Bardic arts (this occurred, not in court but in merchant's row, by his majesty King Conrad). On May 18, 2013 she received a Dolphin from King Mansur and Queen Eilidh at the Shire of Wintermist's 25th anniversary. And at 12th Night in 2015 she received a Crescent from King Mansur II and Queen Eilidh II.


  • Of Persian origin (no date or exact location), also likes to dabble with Turkish, and Byzantine garb.
  • Formerly know as Ceridwen Luned of the Fen and Isha Raqs Xahar


Sturdy Assistant to Baroness Kalé al-Raqqasa who runs the shop Fish N Weasel, which sells period game boards, painted boxes, jewelry, soap, gloves, hats, and shawls.

Offices & Positions

  • Deputy Chatelaine, Shire of Wintermist, 1997-98
  • Chronicler of "Tales from the Mist", Shire of Wintermist 1-2010 to 12-2014
  • Deputy Chronicler, Kingdom of Caid Jan 4, 2014 to Jan 2015 12th night.
  • Lady-in-Waiting, Conrad II and A'isha
  • Lady-in-Waiting, Mansur II and Eilidh II
  • Caid Kingdom Chronicler, Jan 2015-Present
  • Chamberlain, Baroness Kale al-Raqqasa Oct 2015-Present
  • Chancellor for the Fellowship of the String, Wintermist Fiber Arts Fellowship, 2013-Present. - Held Monthly gatherings
  • Deputy Arts & Science Minister - Feb 2016 to Present. Organizer of year long A&S Bingo competition.

Event Staff

Classes Taught

  • How to Play Period Games, GWW 2012, 2013, & 2014 also Collegium 2014
  • How to be a Territorial Chronicler, GWW 2014, Collegium 2015 & 2016
  • Medieval Board games, Talon Crescent War 2015, Great Western War 2015
  • Basic Tablet Weaving - Wintermist Anniversary 2015
  • 7 Strand Kumihimo cords (Award Cards) 3.5 Baronies 2016
  • Nalbinding Coptic Stitch, collegium 2016
  • Organized the Fiber arts Roundtable (walk-in solar) for Collegium 2016

Projects & Publications


Image Preview Award Recipient
Coronation summer 2016 11.jpg Award of Arms Acilia Drusilla formerly Tahira al-Fahida
12th Night 34.jpg Award of Arms Liam Makfersan
12th Night 2016 34a.jpg Award of Arms Liam Makfersan
12th Night 2016 34b.jpg Award of Arms Liam Makfersan
12th Night 2017 Scrolls 2.jpg Crescent of Caid Ketill rauðskeggr
12th Night 2017 Scrolls 2a.jpg Detail of Crescent of Caid Ketill rauðskeggr
12th Night 2017 Scrolls 2b.jpg Detail of Crescent of Caid Ketill rauðskeggr


  • "Tales from the Mist" 47 issues, January 2010- December 2014
  • "News from the North" 3 issues, 2013-2014
  • "Crown Prints" January 2015- Present


Awarded the Silver Quill prize for contribution to Wintermist's "Tales from the Mist" at Wintermist Anniversary 2016

  • "How to Autocrat an Event"
  • "Instructions for Kumihimo"
  • "Gluckhaus"
  • "9-Men's Morris"
  • "Period Games - Ur"
  • "Chronicler SOP"


Interests and SCA-related hobbies

  • Fiber arts: tablet weaving, nalbinding, crocheting, spinning, and knitting
  • Archery, combat and target
  • Period board games
  • Bardic arts: singing, drumming, fife-playing, dancing
  • Generally learning new things...