Has anybody tried to trace the 'geneaology' or possible evolution of a
As someone who does early period, it doesn't seem like such a large
stretch to go from an one-side-open peplos gown, to folding the peplos
in half over a belt to make a skirt, to attaching the skirt to the
belt so it's just one panel of fabric, to the three panels of the panova.
Does anyone know of any studies with a similar theme? (Or a completely
different idea as to where the panova came from!)
I've tried all my usual academic databases, but that's only in English
so there's probably a lot of things I'm just missing.
Any help is appreciated,
PS. The inspiration for tracking down some information came after reading
Elfriede R. Knauer, 'A Man's Caftan and Leggings from the North
Caucasus of the Eighth to Tenth Century: A Genealogical Study,' in
Metropolitan Museum Journal Vol. 36 (2001), pp. 125-154
If you can find a copy, it is fantastic to read!
(The first page is available at http://snipurl.com/rne1)