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R U F F L E D   T I E R S

 

The Snake Goddess, depicted here in this early Aegean statue, is wearing a bell shaped skirt of tiered, ruffled flounces.

 

           Heraklion Archaelogical Museum, 1600 BCE

“It may be stated broadly that each successive innovation in the fashions is an effort to reach some form of display which shall be more acceptable to our sense of form and colour or of effectiveness, than that which it displaces.”

                                                                                          

                                                                                             Thorstein Veblen,

                                                              Theory of the Leisure Class, page 174.

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