Week 2: We made Scythian hats.
The Scythians lived on the plains of Asia. The cold wintery weather influenced Scythian clothing. They typically wore warm woolen, hemp or flax clothing which included hats and boots. Fibers were spun on drop spindles typically made of bone. Flat decorative strips of cloth made by card weaving often adorned the edges of their clothing. In addition, images of animals often drawn in a curved body position commonly appeared on articles of clothing. Their hats were pointy and looked similar to Smurf hats. Incidentally, pointy hats made from felt are still worn in the region of the world where the Scythians lived.
Our Scythian hats were constructed from felt, and sewn together with needle and thread.
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