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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 [...]

13 06, 2017

Clothing in Ancient Egypt: weaves and flip-flops

By |2018-09-27T07:37:21-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Clothing, Egypt|2 Comments

Ancient Egyptian clothing: Rahotep and Nefret Ancient Egyptian tunics Unlike most of the people of the ancient Mediterranean, people in ancient Egypt did not wear just one or two big pieces of cloth wrapped around themselves in various ways. Instead, both men and women in Egypt wore tunics which were sewn to fit [...]

6 06, 2017

Ancient Chinese clothing – What did people wear?

By |2019-10-01T17:14:25-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|18 Comments

Ming dynasty (1400s AD) painting by Tang Yin Tunics and padded jackets and pants People in China generally wore tunics (like long t-shirts). Women wore long tunics down to the ground, with belts, and men wore shorter ones down to their knees. Sometimes they wore jackets over their tunics. In the winter, when it [...]

31 05, 2017

Russian clothing history – Central Asian clothing

By |2017-06-08T09:06:26-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Clothing|0 Comments

The Svyatoslav Family (Kiev, ca. 1000 AD) At the western end of Central Asia , Russian people, who were mostly farmers and not herdsmen in the Middle Ages, dressed more like their Byzantine neighbors to the south than like the Mongols. But it's cold enough in Russia that even very poor people had to own leggings [...]