8458Re: [SCA Newcomers] peplos-style garb (was: New-ish One Here)
- Jun 2, 2006I have been known (when I was much younger and thinner) to wrap a table
cloth around myself, pin it and belt it like a chiton or bog dress and get
compliments on my garb. (Did that a few times on a Sunday after dirtying
more garb the day before than I had expected to.) You don't need a seam if
there is enough overlap on the open side.
On 6/2/06, Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@...> wrote:
> Gwenllian asked:
> > Can anyone recomend a type of garb for ladies that is not multiple
> > layers and originated for areas [that never or hardly ever reach above
> > 75-80]?
> Keith Howard replied:
> > I know several ladies who wear what I believe is called a "chitin"
> > dress or a bog dress.
> And Lisa said:
> > I just found this bog dress photo online:
> > http://www.agelessfashions.com/html/ew-garb/ewpepl.htm
> > Would this be appropriate to 10th century Ireland??
> The chiton (or peplos) was a popular style of dress in Greece in the
> 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"
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