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Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:38 am
by levyarcher
Take a look at the following link to see what medieval women may have been wearing

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... s-ago.html

Jason

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:45 am
by Simon Atford
There's piece on this the BBC History Mag. Unfornatly I've left it at work |( Should be a bit more nuanced that the Daily Hate's article.

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:13 am
by frances
I believe that it was found some years ago. It is now news because it has been carbon-dated to the late 15th century.

However, the Roman lady bull-jumpers wore very similar outfits and I am not surprised. It seems a very logical set of underwear to me.

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:11 am
by Alice the Huswyf
There was discussion some years ago (here) of C14th lambskin 'bodywarmers' worn under the kirtle, which would have coincidentally provided some shape and support.

Also the discussion on sanitary precautions - would the online bikini bottoms have taken the place of the T-bandaging to hold pads in place? Is it just me, or does the damaged front section look like it is of multi-layer construction, begging the obvious question - is this an item for daily or monthly wear?

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:35 pm
by Ghost

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:40 pm
by Sir_John_Thomas
The bikini bottoms are menswear so it says here.

http://www.uibk.ac.at/urgeschichte/proj ... tyrol.html

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:09 pm
by Ghost

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:13 pm
by Ghost
although images of prostitutes wearing something similar are common
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