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Ancient Fashion: Leggings from Steppe Leader’s Wardrobe

... the steppe tradition, the buried man's outfit was heavily embroidered with gold. This truly “barbarian” pompousness is set off by a Chinese headpiece, which served as a symbol of a high status and “civility” and was completely useless in the steppe. Today these findings could help us imagine, albeit not fully, how “fashionable” clothes of an ancient noble nomad looked like—a habitual rider’s outfit eclectically combined with Chinese robes and headpieces, which found their way to the steppe as gifts of the Han court. As regards leggings, researchers believe ...

Modified: 02.11.2015
ancient people , Xiongnu , steppe , nomads , Mongolia , fashion , clothing , embroidery , Polosmak , reconstruction
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