Oops! Thank you for correcting me. Silly mistake. What I've found
through research certainly does agree with the covered-up look
although I've also read that according to the Romani belief system,
they didn't care much whether they went around nude from the waist
up so long as they were covered from the waist down because of the
belief that women were dirty (having to do with their cycles). They
were obsessed with cleanliness.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, bronwynmgn@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/29/2005 3:53:38 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> lunachick656@y... writes:
> <<I hadn't planned on wearing a midriff-bearing style but I guess
> would be nice to have the option. Do you know any more about
> time periods and cultures? >>
> I'm sorry, I think I confused you. I was referring to the modern
> gypsys as wearing midriff-baring styles and trying to let you
know that they
> would not have done so in any culture I was aware of in period.
> any "gypsy" clothing you chose that was period would be fairly
easy to adapt
> for cold weather by changing the fabrics and adding layers.
> Brangwayna Morgan
> Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
> Lancaster, PA
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