Re: [sig] Digest Number 608
- Yes, vardos most think of them (with the solid sides) are from the 18th cent.
but experimental archeology would lead one to believe that a bender tent
placed on top of a wagon would be period. Both were period items & a certain
amount of logic would lead one to believe that if you were on the move a lot,
what easier way to go than keep the tent on top of the wagon. I believe
Mongols did this with their gers.
Hope this helped
Kata (who is also on the gypsy list)