The World’s Oldest Pants Are A 3,000-Year-Old Engineering Marvel

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The world’s oldest pants feature no less than four weaving techniques to ensure they were both flexible yet sturdy. Found on the remains of a man whose items suggested he fought on horseback, the pants were snug at the waist, stretchy at the crotch, sturdy at the knees, and woven from one piece of fabric. At the knees, one of the techniques used was tapestry weaving, which created a fabric that was thick and sturdy, but less flexible than the twill used for the crotch area. Read full article here

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