What were the types of Hopi Indian clothing?


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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.

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Because the Hopi Indians lived in Arizona, they did not need winter clothing. When it did get cold usually at night, they used blankets for warmth. When missionaries came to this part of America, the woman's manta seemed inappropriate attire to them. Since that time, woman wore a blouse under their mantas.

The Hopi people lived in adobe houses made of stones and bricks. Family clans could live in a large adobe house. The Hopi are famous for their crafts, such as silver jewelry and pottery.

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