Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Minoan and Second Life skirt construction

I'm amused by something I've just read. A web site about the famous Minoan "snake goddess" figurine describes the construction of the skirt as follows:
The skirt worn by the figure is comprised of seven overlapping flounces; a flounce being a strip of cloth gathered and sewed on by its upper edge only. The lower edge of the first six flounces overhang the upper edge of the one below. The bottom edge of the lowest touches the ground, concealing the figure's feet.
When I read this I had to smile; after all, what are prim skirts in Second Life but flounces just as this web site describes them? Coincidence? Perhaps, but I like it.

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