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1 08, 2017

Medieval European clothing

By |2019-04-12T05:20:30-07:00August 1st, 2017|Clothing, Medieval|0 Comments

Medieval peasant clothing, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1400s AD, now in Chantilly) What did medieval people wear? In Medieval Europe, as in the Roman period, most people wore loose linen or wool tunics like big baggy t-shirts. History of linen Roman clothing All our medieval Europe articles How long were their tunics? Men mostly [...]

27 06, 2017

What did people wear in northern Europe?

By |2018-04-21T13:18:58-07:00June 27th, 2017|Clothing, Northern Europe|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 05, 2017

African Clothing – Early History

By |2019-09-17T10:59:09-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa|2 Comments

Early African clothing: Masai leather cape with glass trade beads from India, from north-eastern Africa (ca. 1000 AD) What did early African people wear ? 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 [...]