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(MSN)   Clothing from shipwreck shows how the 1 percent lived in the 1600s. No classified documents were found   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, 17th century, Thirty Years' War, international team of researchers, Spain, most important clothing discoveries, spectacular contents of a 17th-century shipwreck, Wadden Sea, Frisian Islands  
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2023-01-26 8:22:45 PM  
Cloth was one of the more expensive things people owned back then. They passed bedsheets down from generation to generation. Cloths often had several owners before they were too worn to repair.
2023-01-26 8:31:13 PM  
Also, the trading of cloth was huge, because it was extremely valuable for it's weight, and didn't spoil like food. (Spices withstanding)
It's believed most of the viking's welth came from wool cloth the women wove, not plunder from raids.
2023-01-26 8:34:06 PM  
But yeah, the article says they think it belonged to a queen's ladies in waiting, so... maybe upper %3?
2023-01-27 1:24:52 AM  
Then there's the lack of undergarments. The ladies' dresses would have required multiple layers of muslin, cotton, or wool beneath the silk creations, but researchers have yet to come across any evidence of underwear apart from silk socks and bodices. "It's so weird," Ewing notes.

Maybe this ship was just for stuff being transported, not for the people themselves. It could have been a "bring your own underwear" kind of thing, which sounds a lot like Fark, actually.

Whoever it belonged to could have been bringing their underwear with them. They just needed someone to take the dresses.
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