It’s my pleasure to bring you more about the native American clothing and the insightful culture. Are you ready to take a flight with me again? I’m really broke because all my money has gone to pay the airport tax! Nevertheless, I feel so proud to be able to live for fashion, die for fashion. I’m on an illumination path where I can’t look back now. Alright, no more crapping. Let’s take off for an inspiring history tour.
The known fact is that the early Navajo made their clothing from deerskin. Women dresses as well as men leggings and pants were beautifully made of deerskin cloth. Both wear moccasins and jewelry, which was made of silver and turquoise. They also used wool to make blankets and shawls for their clothing. Navajo men sort of influenced by the traditional Mexican clothing and would drape the blankets over their shoulders. Navajo women calico skirts were also influenced by white American women following the Long Walk in the late 19th century.
Other than that, Navajo women sewed together woolen blankets and used it to make dresses. They also wear the blankets as shawls. Besides, babies in cradle boards were worn and carried on the women’s back. Later, Navajo women wore long full skirts which they traded with the colonists. It was then the traditional style of dress underwent a little evolution.
Most of the Navajo people still wear traditional clothing in their daily lives. The minority put on velvet, turquoise and silver only during ceremonies and social events. Women traditional clothing, after the early trade with the settlers mentioned above, includes foot or knee-high moccasins, a cotton skirt or pleated velvet, a complementary long-sleeve blouse, Concho and/or sash belt, as well as a shawl and some meticulous selection of jewelries. Navajo men also wear moccasins, velveteen shirts and jewelry.
Just like what has been discussed in Mexican clothing, due to the process of globalization, most of the people at any corner of the world now wear modern clothing. Same goes to the Navajos. However, because the people believe that one must wear proper traditional clothes in order to be recognized thus get help from the Great Spirit, they do still uphold their cultural practices during special occasions.
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