Evolution of Clothing

Stone Age

Leaves & animal skins are worn.

The flax plant begins to be cultivated. Linen clothing in worn in the chalcolithic period.

Bronze Age

With the intensification of sheep domestication, wool becomes the predominant fiber used in the Near East. It is much easier to grow, process & dye than linen.

Iron Age

The conquests of Alexander the Great bring Greek fashion sense to western Asia.

Second Millennium AD

Woven-to-shape finally gives way to cut-to-shape garments. Instead of simply, rectangular pieces of clothing, fabric is cut into panels that include gussets & godets.

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