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Synonyms for breechclout

a garment that provides covering for the loins

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Red Bear has a beautiful, wide set of aprons (more likely a true breechclout) featuring horses, stars, and a crescent moon.
Men wore breechclouts and had feathers in their hair; women wore sleeveless short dresses, and some had black braids.
Missouri River Patterns: Breechclout & Leggings.
In so-doing, many retained breechclouts at first--now made of cloth--because they fit looser and were regarded as more comfortable than trousers.
In so-doing, they re-evaluated the use of breechclouts for comfort, convenience, and modesty in tribal sports, dances, and ceremonies.
Relatedly, although Frenchmen often did wear Native American-style dress such as breechclouts and leggings on their travels into the woods, this dress style was not permanent.
All three wear broadcloth aprons (probably true breechclouts) beaded in the applique style with floral designs.
Clothing easily distinguished the genders -- men wore "breechclouts," or loincloths, women knee-length skirts, which, although short by European standards, allowed them to move through the forest without hindrance.
This issue's GLIMPSES by Mark Thiel, archivist for Native American Collections at Marquette University, presents a look at the early days of breechclouts. Thanks Mark for these interesting photos.
Ribbon bands were often the only decoration on Plains breechclouts. Ribbon might be braided into or wrapped around braids of hair.