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2 10, 2017

African clothing history – weaving, knitting, embroidery

By |2019-08-21T09:33:22-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Africa|0 Comments

African clothing history:  An Egyptian painting of Nubians (from modern Sudan), about 1300 BC Weaving comes to Africa By about 2500 BC, some people in Africa started to weave their cloth instead of pounding it, which makes more flexible, comfortable clothing. What is weaving? Earlier African clothing All our Africa articles People buy clothes instead of making [...]

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 [...]