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Stola...which is correct?
#1
I'm trying to research information on the Stola. I've found conflicting sources...

The top...it's not stitched at the shoulder which I understand. However, what is the most common way to fasten the front and back halves? Fibulae? Ties?

Second, was there two belts worn on it...one around the breasts, and one at the waist, or one wide belt at the waist? What was the belt made from?

Was the Stola always worn over an under-tunic?

I found this site which was decent, but from some others, it seems there was some variation or the information is incorrect.

http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-cl.../stola.htm
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#2
The stola is a close cousin to the Greek chiton in some ways. I guess you could say it's like an over-tunic, though a tunic will have the shoulder/arm seams sewn, while a stola and a chiton will not.

http://www.fashion-era.com/ancient_costu...n-hair.htm
Good information on stolae there.

http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/clothing2.html
Vroma is a good place for general information, of course. Many topics here.


http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-cl.../stola.htm
This site is not regarded by some as being entirely accurate, but those things that are common to other sites are probably true. As far as I can tell, the clothing info is good.
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#3
Awesome. You're the best Dave.
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It amazes me how quickly stupid people are out-breeding the smart ones.

"The greatest impediment of all is the square-jawed, flat-talking Tatum, who is so wooden he presents a fire hazard." - The Toronto Star on Channing Tatum in "The Eagle".

"I am on a drug. It\'s called Charlie Sheen. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body" - Charlie Sheen
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#4
Hi everyone! I am tryng to make a matrona dress but I find difficult to understand what was used to fix chiton on the top, on the shoulders...were them fibulae or...? don't know :-? :-?


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At least in Greek context, there have been bronze buttons found. These would fit at an ionian chiton like the one above. The peplos and the dorian chiton were fastened with peronae, long pins.
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