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Minoan Greece .:2:. by Tadarida Minoan Greece .:2:. by Tadarida
While the rest of the world was dressing in drapped cloths, people of the Crete island had clothes that were sewn pretty much like those of today.

Woman on the picture is wearing middle Minoan fashions (from about 2100-1600 bc), which consisted of a bell-shaped skirt and a blouse. Breasts were either exposed, or hidden under a transparent veil.

The most desired were curvy figure and a tiny waist. So, women (and men) wore tight belts made of metal, kind of a prototype of a corset. They wore them since childhood to stop the waist from growing. Some believe, that they had some form of a crinoline under a skirt.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb work!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
 The more I consider Minoan fashions for women, the more I suspect that the most common artistic depictions of them were grounded more in High Days and Holidays than in everyday life; if the ladies of Knossos went around … well, let's just say that if they looked everyday as they do in the frescoes then it's no wonder Minoan Crete dwindled! (through sheer DISTRACTION if nothing else).;) (Wink) 
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
really good :) is that taken from that snake holding priestess statue found by archaeologists? Cause i thought this particular dress was more like a sacerdotal cloth, than a everyday one (even if i knew the general style of minoan fashion was like this) Another interesting and well made pic, btw :)
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minoana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
She's beautiful! The details are wonderful and the lines so clean and crisp!
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rhys12345 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i feel rather awkward looking at this in a public library with random police on patrol in here. still, it's a very nice picture, i like the details. what did you draw this with?
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thanks :) With wacom tablet and gimp.
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xotz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Very nice ! She has a beautiful face.
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