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Re: Romania

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  • quokkaqueen
    On thing to keep in mind is that in the SCA, you don t need to always stick to the one persona, dress style, or gender. There is nothing to stop you from
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 13, 2008
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      On thing to keep in mind is that in the SCA, you don't need to always
      stick to the one persona, dress style, or gender. There is nothing to
      stop you from wearing male Romanian outfits, for example.

      There seems to be some evidence for women wearing short pants
      underneath their dresses, or wearing pants, but as I don't know much
      about Romanian clothing, these are all western-European and
      middle-eastern examples.

      11-13th c. Skjoldehamn pants, believed to be worn by a Norwegian woman
      as outerwear
      http://www.kostym.cz/Anglicky/6_Dobove/04_Kalhoty/VI_04_01.htm

      16th c. Venetian drawers/underwear
      http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/library/drawers.htm
      http://www.geocities.com/technically_naked/draws.htm

      16th c. Ottoman women's pants (so, middle eastern)
      http://www.geocities.com/anahita_whitehorse/ottofemcloth.html

      It's likely that if women were wearing pants under their dresses, that
      they were made of linen or another vegetable fibre, which can require
      different conditions to be preserved than wool, like an acidic peat
      bog. But there were cultures where wearing pants was acceptable by
      women, and there's a tiny bit of evidence that some women in some
      places wore underpants.

      Anyone who knows more about Romanian dress would certainly be able to
      shed light on what women were wearing, and if it included pants though.

      ~Asfridhr

      --- In sig@yahoogroups.com, "Genta" <jadzia_777@...> wrote:
      <<snip>>
      > Is it at all possible for me to have female garb and not have to wear
      > dresses all the time.
      <<snip>>
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