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HUEC 1000-Final Exam Notes

HUEC 1000-Final Exam Notes - 11909 TEXTILES APPAREL...

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11-9-09 TEXTILES, APPAREL, & MERCHANDISING Why Man 1 st  began to Wear Clothes 1) Modesty Mosaic theory **Adam & Eve** felt naked so they covered themselves Modesty isn’t most important theory because: 1. Concepts vary w/age—children don’t care; hard to be modest in old age @ nursing homes 2. Not the same in all cultures—some cultures bare breasts, bottoms, etc. 3. Not instinct—it is a learned concept Ex: snake goddess 1600 BC; Egyptian & Roman clothing (bared breasts; tight tunics improper);  Miss American 2005 (bare mid-driff; religious org. complained); codpc. of Henry VIII on display  in Tower of London 2) Immodesty Use clothing to draw attention to the body Or removal of clothing Ex: short skirt, plunging neckline, tight clothing, high slits 3) Protection For both physical & psychological purposes Phys—cold out Psych—so ppl don’t laugh Primitive man wore face paint Today: bullet proof vest, helmets, sunglasses, sports gear, even baby’s bib Sophisticated & very simple forms 4) Adornment or Decoration Adorn—to decorate the body; to make attractive;  ALL  cultures want to decorate body but HOW they adorn body is different
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