During those centuries, the clothes were made from locally grown flax and fleece, while shoes and headdresses were often made from leather and fur. All the outfits were handmade. In most cases, people grew plants, hand weaved the cloth, hand dyed it, sewed the garments, and then decorated them by hands. It was a long and complicated process. Sometimes people bought clothes made by local craftsmen.
Ancient Latvians wore a lot of jewelry with their costumes. They got the jewelry pieces via trading with Scandinavia, Russia, and even the Middle East. The Ancient Latvian Dress period is well known for its usage of bronze jewelry – rings, spirals, brooches.
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