8457peplos-style garb (was: New-ish One Here)
- Jun 2, 2006Gwenllian asked:
> Can anyone recomend a type of garb for ladies that is not multipleKeith Howard replied:
> layers and originated for areas [that never or hardly ever reach above
> I know several ladies who wear what I believe is called a "chitin"And Lisa said:
> dress or a bog dress.
> I just found this bog dress photo online:The chiton (or peplos) was a popular style of dress in Greece in the
> Would this be appropriate to 10th century Ireland??
Classical Age (which pre-dates not only the Middle Ages but the Roman
Empire which preceded them). Other types of clothing similar in
appearance were known in continental Europe, at least through most of
the life of the Empire. They may or may not have been inspired by the
chiton. Early Period, vol. 5, included an article on chitons and their
"descendants" <http://www.housebarra.com/EP/ep05/14chiton.html> that
might help clarify.
Generally, when people say, "bog dress", they're referring to a tube
found near the site from which a female mummy was recovered in
Huldremose Bog, in Jutland (Denmark). Huldremose Woman died between
the late 2nd and early 4th century C.E., and the dress is thought by
many to have been buried with her. It's impossible to say whether, if
she wore the dress, it was by itself or as one of several layers of
Something like a peplos and/or the Huldremose gown were probably worn
in Ireland at some point, but by the 10th century C.E. were almost
certainly gone and forgotten. If you're interested in dressing as an
Irish Gael from that period, I recommend you read Finnacán Dub's "Early
Gaelic Dress: An Introduction"
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
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