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Peasants (600 - 146 BC)

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The following excerpt from Homer's Odyssey, XXIV. 225, gives
details of the costume worn by peasants of an earlier period, and this
description applies equally to the dress of peasants between the years
600 and 146 B.C.
He was clothed in a filthy chiton, patched and unseemly, with clouted leggings of ox-hide bound about his legs, against the scratches of the thorns, and long sleeves over his hands by reason of the brambles, and on his head he wore a goatskin cap.

"Sleeves " did not mean arm-coverings in the way the term is generally understood, but were pieces of hide tied or laced round the forearm, wrist and hand, leaving the fingers free, with possibly a hole for the thumb. This was the first Glove.

Author
Costume and Fashion
The evolution of European dress through the earlier ages
By Herbert Norris
Published in 1924
Available at archive.org
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