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Which people did not wear any clothes before meeting Europeans?
Australian Aborigines were one of the only groups of people in the world not to wear any type of clothing. Both men and women were naked. Today, of course, things have changed considerably and Aboriginals dress the same as Australians.
Which animal's hair is used to make angora wool?
Rabbit. 90% of Angora fur is produced in China, where more than 50 million Angora rabbits grow 2,500–3,000 tonnes of angora wool per year. Angora is known for its softness, silky texture, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). It is much warmer and lighter than wool due to the hollow core of the angora fibre.
Which animal's hair is a source of mohair?
Angora goats have been in Central Asia since the Paleolithic. They produce the luxury fibre known as mohair. It is lustrous and shiny, warm in winter as it has excellent insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture wicking properties. Today, South Africa is the world's largest mohair producer, producing around 50% of the total world production.
What does the term "Haute couture" mean?
High sewing. Haute couture, French for "high sewing" is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. It is a high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high-quality, expensive, often unusual fabric.
Where is this traditional dress from?
Andalusia. In Spain, every autonomous region has its own national costume.
What is muslin made of?
Cotton. A muslin is a delicate cotton fabric. It has been imported to Europe from India since the Roman times. A legend has it that an ounce of muslin used to sell in Rome for an ounce of gold. The word "Muslin" is derived from the ancient port town "Maisolos", today Machilipatnam in Andra Pradesh, India.
Which animal's hair is used to make cashmere?
Goat. Common usage defines the fibre as a wool, but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool (a hair has a hollow core, while wool does not). Cashmere has been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years.
Who is consider to be the founder of miniskirt?
Mary Quant is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to treat fashion as fun.
The Japanese casual summer kimono is called...
Yukata are worn by men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves. Men's yukata are distinguished by the shorter sleeve extension of approximately 10 cm from the armpit seam, compared to the longer 20 cm sleeve extension in women's yukata.
Where is the Panama hat from?
Ecuador. A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Despite their name, Panama hats have never been made in Panama. They originated in Ecuador where they are made to this day. Historically, throughout Central and South America, people referred to Panama hats as “Jipijapa,” “Toquilla,” or “Montecristi” hats at the time (the latter two phrases are still in use today).