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What are chastity belts September 5

Some women were forced to wear what is known as an iron girdle. The girdle was never taken off, not even for urination. Wearing a chastity belt often resulted in injury. Some women died from their injuries, when they were cut by the metal or got infe

What is sherpa fleece made of September 5

What is sherpa fleece made of
Sherpa fleece is primarily used as a jacket lining or in pet beds. Polyester fleece fabrics are lightweight yet warm. They are soft, water-resistant and easy to work with. They come in a var ...

What type of clothing did Native Americans wear September 5

What type of clothing did Native Americans wear
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 legg ...

What did Jewish people wear in Jesus' time September 5

What did Jewish people wear in Jesus' time
During Jesus' time, the cloak or mantle worn by the Jews was not only used as a topcoat, but also served as a bedroll or a blanket. Blue tassels were included on the garment to comply with J ...

What kind of clothing did the Olmecs wear September 5

What kind of clothing did the Olmecs wear
In Olmec society, status was not determined by what a person wore. Rather, a person's possessions and accessories, such as jewelry, determined status in society. Owning mirrors, in particula ...

What is the history of zoot suits September 3

What is the history of zoot suits
Zoot suits were characterized by being oversized, with arms to the fingertips and pants bulging at the knee. They were cinched at the waist and at the ankle. Wearers typcially added a key ch ...
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