I had the wonderful opportunity to visit a variety of Greek museums and archeological sites during our trip this October. Links to my shared albums are below. These are in no way exhaustive for the collections, and some museums restricted what you could photograph. Acropolis of Athens Archeological Site Acropolis Museum in Athens National Archaeological … Continue reading Photos from Greece
Buttons in Ancient Greece are fascinating because there is an assumption that they were used, and yet few extant items exist. It can be quite frustrating to accept the premise that we should be using buttons on our chitons and yet not know what it should look like when we do. First, let's start with … Continue reading Button, button, who’s got the button?
I have stated before that I did not know what to call the accessory that ties back the sleeves of a chiton in my original discussion about girdles and continued to use the term shoulder harness in my update after visiting Greece. This morning, I was working through checking the Greek description of a plaque … Continue reading Himantes
This previous post provides a detailed survey of the information I have found on Greek belting. Something we know from the evidence is that women's chitons are frequently girdled under the bust with something that looks like a cord, and that sleeved chitons frequently use a shoulder harness, probably another cord, to pull back the … Continue reading Girdle Update