On Tirgatao’s clothing (and tattoos)

gunhilde asked:

I just wanted to say that, having spent quite a lot of time reconstructing Scythian clothing, I really enjoyed seeing similar styles in the Tirgatao entry.

Oh no way! Is this for a project of some sort? I love their clothing.

The clothing in the Tirgatao entry was, as I talk about in the footnotes, kind of a mishmash. Her initial outfit is similar to peasant/archer clothing, except with more jewelry (primarily up on her headgear)

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When she gets married to Hecataeus and becomes queen of the Sindi, she takes on Hellenized greek garments. I had to find ones that covered up her tattoos to make that reveal work.

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When she goes back, she adopts war gear that’s part military commander, part archer.

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And when she settles in as queen of the Ixomatae, she wears (simplified) Royal Scythian garb.

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Lastly, her tattoos are actually a verbatim copy of the tattoos found on a well-preserved Scythian body.

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(when people ask, “why does it take so long to do an entry?”, well…)

4 Responses to “On Tirgatao’s clothing (and tattoos)”

  1. rainycity1

    Your work is amazing; thank you.

  2. blue_eyed_raven

    This even more makes me want to see a Wonder Woman book done in a Scythian style.