Native American clothing varied according to tribe and climate, but most were made of animal hides. After the arrival of the Europeans on the American continent, Native Americans slowly began adopting woven fabrics into their attire.Continue Reading
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Native American men wore breechcloths consisting of a piece of material or hide tucked into a belt. In cool climates and during the winter, men donned leggings to keep warm. While some men wore elaborate shirts, many went shirtless during warm weather.
Native American woman wore tunics over skirts or leggings, and members of some tribes, including Cherokee and Apache, wore long buckskin dresses. Footwear consisted of soft leather shoes called moccasins, and cloaks or furs were worn in cold weather.Learn more about Historical Dress
Archaeological evidence points to the likelihood that Neanderthals, who lived during the New Stone Age, circa 10,200 to 2000 BC, wore some kind of protective clothing made from animal skins. The specific animals used for their hides is unknown, but prehistoric humans were known to hunt many kinds of animal.Full Answer >
The type of clothing worn by Hopi men were breechcloths or kilts while women wore cotton dresses called mantas that were knee-length. The woman's manta exposed the left shoulder. The type of shoes worn by both men and women were deer moccasins.Full Answer >
Peasant clothing in the Medieval period varied but always included a tunic and some type of covering for the head, which depended on the peasant's occupation. Men also wore loincloths as underwear, and both sexes wore hose, simple shoes and a cape or coat during cold or rainy weather. Common accessory garments included belts, which were generally tied rather than buckled, and aprons for messy work.Full Answer >
The Hupa tribe used wide variety of natural resources, including cedar and yew wood, sinew, animal hides and leaves. Often shells, obsidian and the shells of pine nuts were used in decorative clothing.Full Answer >