Aztec And Ancient Greek

By:Nicole St.Louis

Aztec Clothing

The Aztec clothing was often loose fitting, a ayate fiber which is made from the Maguey Cactus. The Aztec women would wear skirts, and a sleeveless blouses, or short sleeved shirts. The men would also wear a cloak made from a triangular cloth that is known as a “tilmatli, or a tilma.” The Aztecs did not wear shoes, underwear, or anything fancy at all.

Ancient Greek Jewery

Greek jewelry was passed through generations. It was dedicated to the gods. Hellenistic jewelry was buried for safekeeping. When wealthy Greeks died, they were often buried with their jewelry.

Greek clothing

Greek clothes were made of wool or cotton. The wool was spun so that garments were thinner than typical woolen clothing. Ancient Greek men and women usually wore two pieces of clothing around their bodies. The women and men both wore dress like outfits with draped cloth around them secured with a belt. The men’s outfits were shorter and often came to their knees. The women’s garment was like a dress and came to their ankles. The Ancient Greeks would buy cloth and clothes in the agora, the marketplace, but that was an expensive option. Most of the clothes were made by female slaves. The fabric used for clothing was also dyed at home. The same piece of fabric could be used for numerous things.

Aztec Clothing

woman in traditional arabic clothing corbis, 2006.

Aztec Jewerly

The Aztecs were one of the native tribes who had great collections of jewelry. Generally, the Aztecs decorated their bodies with pieces of jewelry as a fashion statement, and to show their social status. Certain types of jewelry were made by the Aztecs as a form of offering to their god, Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec Serpent God. Eventually, as the population of the tribe grew bigger, jewelry making became a primary source of industry, aside from agriculture. This also became a cause for concern. The Ancient Aztecs were afraid neighboring countries and towns would attack them in search for minerals and stones.