RE: [sig] Re: Costuming Questions
In my various trips to the region I have travelled through much of the
Balkan region and up to Hungary and found that much of the "cultural" event
clothes in the Serbian, Slovakian, Croatian and Hungarian areas are very
similar in design. I specifically exclude Bosnia and Herczegovina from this
list since it has serious Muslim tones for clothing (go figure) but you
could not tell them apart from any of the others listed here by looking at
them day to day.
The main differences I noted in the few museums (castles) that I visited
were in the materials and color. The "rich" would have bright fine woven
clothing while the "peasents" would have plain grey or other natural,
locally produced color, in generally wool or other course material.
For best or possibly easier research on the clothing, I might suggest
checking out Italian on the Western side, German in the north, Greek or
Turkish in the south (or for Muslim based Slav) and may be Russia through
the Hermitage museum.
audax et celer
>I get a sense that styles defined as 'cultural' or 'proper' applied_________________________________________________________________
>more to celebrations and formal (religious) event wear and not to
>what was actually worn day-to-day. People wore what was available,
>comfortable and practical, drawing from dozens of diverse cultures.
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