The project explores how prehistoric people dressed and expressed creativity and identity through pottery, metalwork and textiles during the period 1800-500 BC. University of Southampton archaeologist Dr Jo Sofaer, who is leading CinBA, says: “I’m interested in finding out what drove Bronze Age people to make the leap from clothing which was purely functional – to using clothes, along with metalwork and accessories, as a form of expression.
"This garment is an experimental chiton. It's a very loose weave linen, with teensy gray stripes. I stripped off the weft and tied the warp at the shoulders in knots as I've seen in illustrations. Total extension of weaver-logic: you've got to do something with the warp at the finish of the weaving anyway, this is quick, permanent, looks like the picture, and makes a garment."
CHITON (peplos): Va fija a los hombros, dejando libres los brazos, no está unida a los lados, pero se sujeta a la cintura mediante un cinturón y se ata a las caderas. Chitón (traje básico unisex): formado por dos paños regulares unidos entre si, fijo a nivel de los hombros por medio de fíbulas o broches. Largos al tobillo para los adultos y cortos bajo rodilla o sobre ella, para los jóvenes.