These archaic pieces showcase a rich repertoire of motifs and stylistic influences from the cradle of civilization and beyond.
With their roots in North Africa, the Copts had a great deal of difficulty letting go of Egyptian influences, and they used ancient Egyptian knotting and weaving techniques.
Peruvian textiles have an incredibly rich tradition, with pre-Incan museums all around the country featuring beautiful textiles from ancient cultures.
For example, the Paracas people are known for their exquisite and delicate textiles.
It is not known when humans began wearing clothes but anthropologists believe that animal skins and vegetation were adapted into coverings as protection from cold, heat and rain, especially as humans migrated to new climates.
Clothing and textiles have been important in human history and reflect the materials available to a civilization as well as the technologies that had been mastered.
Moreover, in West Cameroon, Kings are dressed with finely woven clothing made by the best weavers of the kingdom embellished with Ndebele woman " data-medium-file="https://africanlegends.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ndebele_woman.jpg? w=146" data-large-file="https://africanlegends.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ndebele_woman.jpg? The Ndebele of South Africa and Zimbabwe have a rich tradition of gorgeous colorful quilts and blankets entirely hand-made.The BBC recently ran a story on VLISCO and African textile tradition actually being European.The New York Times claimed that Africa’s fabric was entirely Dutch.These indigenous traditions were combined with influences from Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire.To a lesser extent, stylistic influences from Persia, Syria and the Levant were also featured.