It is my understanding that they save thier best most colorful clothing for special occasions, such as entertaining. most of the clothing shown is them traveling. I wear multi colored skirts, I do not wear a chemise and Mantle only because I don't feel dressed. If I was entering myself in a contest, which I have, My clothes are a lot less fun. I prefer to not go Hollywood, but I wear a cross between cultures, I no longer stick to one type. I do some eastern european, some turkish, etc.
Baroness Anastasia Alexandrovna Andreeva (OL)
--- On Sun, 6/15/08, quokkaqueen <quokkaqueen@...> wrote:
From: quokkaqueen <quokkaqueen@...>
Subject: [sig] Re: Romanian Gypsy Skirt
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008, 5:48 PM
There's also the late 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, and
his Haywain triptych, that apparently shows Romani ladies in the
foreground, and once again, there aren't any striped skirts.
http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Image:Haywain_ central_panel_ of_the_triptych_ WGA.jpg
http://web.archive. org/web/20070826 105321/http: //www.camdentor. org/gypsyclass. htm
Brueghel's "Gathering of Gypsies in the Wood" doesn't seem to have any
http://abestoilpain ting.com/ janbrueghel/ (Can't find a large, clear
photo of the original, sorry.)
I also second Marians' idea about wearing old fashioned dress, rather
than something dramatically different.
Hope this helps
--- In sig@yahoogroups. com, Marian Walke <marian@...> wrote:
> I have not seen any illustrations of early 15th C. Germanic Gypsies.
> There is a late 15th C. German woodcut and a mid-15th C. Swiss
> miniature. Neither indicates a multicolored skirt. In any case, the
> answer for the skirts would be the same: whatever the general
> wore, but second-hand and out-of-date.
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