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Aboriginal Clothing

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Bianca Fakhoury

on 25 April 2014

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Aboriginal Clothing
What did Aboriginals wear?
In warm regions in the tropical northern Australia, there was no need for clothes as it was reasonably hot and it was what they believed in.Traditionally, Aboriginal People in those areas didn’t use any clothes, but covered their bodies in paintings. They also wore
leaves, weeds and basically anything they could use from their nature surroundings.

What did Aboriginals wear?
In the cooler regions of Australia, Aboriginal people commonly wore kangaroo possum cloaks. This was made by the skins being sewn together, and they were rubbed in fat to better protect from the cold.
What did Aboriginals wear?
The Aborigines also favoured body decorations, decorating themselves with strings of jewelry or painting their bodies with paints made from charcoal and an orange clay pigment.
What did Aboriginals wear?
Warm Weather
Cool Weather
Fact: Women also sometimes wore the skin of the son/husbands bodies if they ever died in battle. This act was done to honour them.

What did Aboriginals Wear?
Aboriginal clothing all depended on the type of weather they were living in, such as warm/hot weather, or cool/cold weather.
Men and women would wear different decorations including headgear, necklaces, bracelets and armbands all made from things found naturally.
Some men also wore a 'riji', which was used for pubic coverings made of pearl shells, and attached to a belt around the waist by hair strings.
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