RE : [sig] Panova question
- My sources indicate that the panova was a garment borrowed from the steppe nomads. I have not researched the issue in any detail. Any die-hard Slavo-centrists would bristle at the suggestion that yet another garment was borrowed from Byzantium.
And just to add my two cents to the "great panova debate". I found the panova to be a very useful garment at our Lilies War last week. There were a couple of really hot days where I elected to wear only a single, very light, rubakha - with the panova over it to provide a little modesty and extra color. (I had put a yoke in the rubakha to provide a double layer of fabric to cover things in the upper half of the body.)
I was cooler, but I also got more bug bites. For what it's worth. *scratch, scratch*
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> 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
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