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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 [...]

Early Cherokee clothing – Native American history

By |2018-05-23T18:18:35+00:00August 8th, 2017|Clothing, Native American|

Early Cherokee clothing: Tsiyu Gansini, Cherokee chief (late 1700s AD) Cherokee hairstyles Like most people, Cherokee people used their clothing and hairstyles to show that they were Cherokee and different from their neighbors. What made Cherokee men look different from other people living in North America at this time was their haircuts. Cherokee men shaved [...]

Medieval European clothing

By |2017-08-01T08:34:48+00:00August 1st, 2017|Clothing, Medieval|

Medieval peasant clothing, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1400s AD, now in Chantilly) In Medieval Europe, as in the Roman period, most people wore loose linen or wool tunics like big baggy t-shirts. Men mostly wore tunics down to their knees, though old men and monks wore their tunics down to the ground, and so did kings [...]

Sikhs – Indian religion

By |2018-11-12T20:06:02+00:00July 19th, 2017|India, Religion|

Guru Nanak Dev How did Sikhs get started? Just before 1500 AD, a man called Nanak who lived in India had a vision where he saw that there was no caste, there was no Hindu or Buddhist or Muslim, no religion sacrifices or rituals, no special foods, no holy books like the Quran or the Rig Veda, but that God wanted everyone to reach out [...]

What did people wear in northern Europe?

By |2018-04-21T13:18:58+00:00June 27th, 2017|Clothing, Northern Europe|

A pair of pants (braccae) from Germany from the 400s AD German clothing was like the clothing of Central Asia in that German men, and often women, wore pants under their tunics to keep them warm. This was different from the clothing of the Mediterranean and West Asia, where men and women both [...]