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TITLE Early Cretan dress: heritage, influence and mobility of structure and textile elements (ca. 850-600 BC)
AUTHOR Benda-Weber Isabella
LANGUAGE Αγγλικά / English
PUBLISH DATE 24.04.2019
KEYWORDS Early Greek, Cretan, dress, epiblema, textile, Daedalic, pattern
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While Cretan dress in Bronze Age has been studied exemplarily and according to several aspects by many scholars, detailed research and analysis of Cretan clothes of the following periods did not occur. Significant material starts first in 9th century with increasing material in the 8th and mainly 7th century, the Daedalic epoch. The material of the depicted garments especially from women is inhomogeneous and allows several analyses of textile details, decoration, pattern and elements of dress which can be compared with contemporaneous material of fine arts from other regions, as well as with preserved textile finds. Expected evidence will treat of cultural, social and economic questions and the main theme of mobility: Which elements are inherited from Bronze Age and advanced and which are imported from other regions like East Mediterranean? What do we know about Cretan artists who were working outside Crete and which influences can we reveal not only in technology and style but in representation of robes?