Special Sub-Topic: How Do They Wear Them?
|BABOUCHES are Turkish or Oriental in origin. How would you wear them? |
casually - on the feet. Babouches are light-weight, heelless slippers. They are comfortable but, like most slippers, they don't give your feet much support.
|The BIRETTA is worn by male members of a particular profession. How do they wear it? |
placing it squarely on their heads. This item is a small, stiff clerical cap. The colours vary according to the rank of the wearer. - Priests wear a black one, bishops a purple one and cardinals a red one.
|The BOA is generally worn by women - although it has fallen somewhat out of fashion. How would this accessory be used?|
flung casually round the neck and shoulders. A boa is a long, serpent-like scarf of fur, feathers or any other fluffed-up material. They are usually brightly coloured.
Some people have been known to wear the other type of boa (the snake)! However, most of us don't think of it as an accessory, do we? I certainly don't!
|Popular in the 1920's, how did ladies wear a CLOCHE?|
pulled down on their heads. The cloche, which got its name from the French word for 'bell', was a close-fitting, bell-shaped hat.
|The DHOTI is very-well known in India. It is worn only by men. How is it worn?|
tied round the waist with the ends tucked up between the legs. This garment is a loin cloth worn by male Hindus. The ends, which are passed between the legs, are pulled up and tucked into the waist.
|How did knights of old wear GREAVES as part of their armour? |
as protection for their legs below their knees. Most of the names of parts of armour come from the French language. 'Greave' comes from the Old French word 'greve' which meant 'shin'.
|How is the KIMONO, which originated in Japan, worn?|
as an ankle-length robe. This garment is a very loose, sashed, ankle-length robe with wide sleeves. The literal meaning of the word 'kimono' is 'wear thing'.
|On which part of the body would you see a SOU'WESTER being worn?|
on the head. The sou'wester is a waterproof hat with a very broad brim at the back of it. It is worn, especially, by seamen and deep-sea fishermen in stormy weather.
|How did ladies of the Middle Ages wear a WIMPLE?|
draped over the head and under the chin - to form a frame for the face. The wimple is, of course, still worn in the 21st century as part of the habit of some nuns.
|If you are allowed to go into a synagogue at prayer time, you will certainly see many YARMULKAS. How will members of the congregation be wearing them?|
on their heads. This very small item of clothing is a skullcap worn by Jewish men, especially during prayers or on ceremonial occasions. 'Yarmulka' is a Yiddish word from the Polish for 'small cap'.
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