Forensic Fashion
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>Costume Studies
>>900BC Olmec noble
Subject: noble warrior
Culture: Olmec
Setting: 15th-5thc BC




* Sayer 1985 p25
"Men, when clothed, apparently wore loincloths, wide collars, pectorals, ear-plugs, armbands and tightly fitting helmets.  Badly weathered relief carvings show towering head-dresses and hint tantalisingly at additional male garments such as short kilts, but it is hard to make out the details with clarity.  It is widely believed that all later cultures in Middle America rest on an Olmec base, yet there is no way of evaluating their influence in costume and the textile arts."