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Chinook clothing – What did Chinook people wear?

By |2017-08-10T16:10:08+00:00August 10th, 2017|History|

Chinook head-shaping board (1860) Around 1500 AD, Chinook people, both men and women, wore leather leggings and long leather shirts. Women's shirts were longer than men's, and their sleeves were wider. In warm weather, people often wore less clothing, and in winter they often wrapped furs around them to keep warm. Like people in Africa, Chinook people also [...]

Native American clothing history – cotton and agave

By |2018-04-07T17:05:26+00:00August 8th, 2017|Clothing, Native American|

Native American clothing: Pueblo cotton cloth (before 1500 AD) Native American cotton and agave Most people in North America made their clothing from agave plant fiber - some of it grew wild, and some of it they farmed. Richer people wore cotton clothing. Cotton came originally from the Aztec people south of them. Pueblo people spun and [...]

African Clothing and Colonization

By |2018-04-13T13:33:52+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Africa, Clothing, History|

African clothing and colonization: this is Indian cotton cloth - ca. 1500 AD Africans imported cloth from India By 1500 AD, most people in Africa were making at least some of their cloth out of cotton they grew and wove themselves, though they also continued to make bark cloth. But the most prestigious [...]