notes 3 6 08 - Origins of clothing -animal furs were easily...

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Origins of clothing -animal furs were easily accessible for Eskimos and primitive peoples (Payne 2) -clothing used for protection and style, to indicate class ranking (Payne 3) -men would dress their wives well to further illustrate their money and power (Payne 3) -"Searching for motive among the primitves to help clarify our own, we find indication of prowess or rank high on the list. The temptation to wear the teeth, claws, feathers, or tail of a dangerous or rare animal he killed was more than most hunters could resist. In ancient Egypt the lion's tale became so symbolic as an index of bravery, strength, and shrewdness that it was an important appendage in the king's regalia throughout the history of that civilization" (Payne 3) -primitive peoples had strong respect for animals, and would wear parts of their bodies, including feathers, to emulate their respect and in attempts to be more like the animal (Payne 3) -unlike wearing bones, etc. of other animals, birds were not harmed when their feathers were removed -"American Indian medicine men strengthened their position in the tribe by painting their bodies, wearing special garments and accessories, and carrying bundles of objects
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