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Medieval underwear find

Post by EC2 » Tue July 17th, 2012, 5:13 pm

What fun - I am actually not surprised in the least. Now to get it back to the 12thc!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue July 17th, 2012, 8:30 pm

I always assumed women would have something to keep cloths in place at least once a month. And if they didn't have anything, about one woman in three would have invented it out of sheer necessity, so she could get something done.
In that masterpiece of pastoral improbability, the Red Tent (written by an urbanite, I note) the author had a whole theoretical culture of women who spent one-fifth of the month sitting around on straw. :rolleyes: :eek:

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Post by DianeL » Wed July 18th, 2012, 12:53 am

Well it does date back to Ancient Rome, and I would think pretty much as long as we've had hairless bodies designed in the same general configuration, and an interest in covering them. http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... ckers.html :)
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Post by lauragill » Wed July 18th, 2012, 2:28 am

[quote=""MLE""]I always assumed women would have something to keep cloths in place at least once a month. And if they didn't have anything, about one woman in three would have invented it out of sheer necessity, so she could get something done.
In that masterpiece of pastoral improbability, the Red Tent (written by an urbanite, I note) the author had a whole theoretical culture of women who spent one-fifth of the month sitting around on straw. :rolleyes: :eek: [/quote]

There are just SOME places you do not want straw sticking to. :eek:

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed July 18th, 2012, 2:42 am

I bet the owner of those garments never would have guessed people would be discussing her unmentionables centuries later. Now comes the task of deciding what to call them in HF novels. Fitted quarter chemise, anyone?

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Post by Divia » Wed July 18th, 2012, 6:01 am

[quote=""lauragill""]There are just SOME places you do not want straw sticking to. :eek: [/quote]

LOL. where's the like button. ;)

Seriously though the article is so fascinating. I read somewhere that women would let the blood run down their legs during that special time of the month. I thought eh, seriously? Why would anyone do that.

I think we just dont give our ancestors enough credit. They were smart, and clever when it came to certain things. And I agree with MLE some woman at some point would have said, enough is enough I got things to do here.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 18th, 2012, 8:14 am

Very revealing article! :D
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Post by LoobyG » Wed July 18th, 2012, 9:58 am

It's a pity they didn't post pictures of what else they found - I'd have liked to seen the 'shirts with bags' hehe :D

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Post by DianeL » Thu July 19th, 2012, 10:48 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Very revealing article! :D [/quote]

*Groan!*

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Post by rebecca » Mon July 23rd, 2012, 4:37 am

[quote=""MLE""]I always assumed women would have something to keep cloths in place at least once a month. And if they didn't have anything, about one woman in three would have invented it out of sheer necessity, so she could get something done.
In that masterpiece of pastoral improbability, the Red Tent (written by an urbanite, I note) the author had a whole theoretical culture of women who spent one-fifth of the month sitting around on straw. :rolleyes: :eek: [/quote]

I've got that book but haven't read it yet. They sit around on straw? Okkkk :rolleyes: I always thought they'd have to invent something to wear just from a practical point of view...I wonder if I will roll my eyes once I do start the book :p .

Loved the pic of Roman underwear. Interesting article.

Bec :)

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