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Medieval European clothing

By | 2017-08-01T08:34:48+00:00 August 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 [...]

What did people wear in northern Europe?

By | 2017-06-27T00:26:53+00:00 June 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 [...]

African Clothing – History

By | 2018-04-09T16:22:37+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Africa, Clothing, History|

African clothing: Masai leather cape with glass trade beads from India, from north-eastern Africa (ca. 1000 AD) Africa's a big place, so people had very different styles of clothing in different parts of Africa. And this page covers a lot of time, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, so there were [...]