Latgali/Latgalian

Ethnolinguistic umbrella: Baltic.

Target time period: 12th c.

Undergarments: Kangasvuo A

Skirt/Dress:

  • earlier period – side-wrapped chiton.
  • Later period – wrap skirt, bright colors, esp. blue

Overgarments:

  • Metal-embelleshed large rectangular shawl/cloak

Belts, bands, and aprons:

  • Bands in simple geometric patterns (chevron stripes)
  • Hochdorf patterning
  • Bright colors.

Footwear:

  • Bog shoes
  • Leg wraps

Headwear:

  • Veils

Head jewelry:

  • Spiral crowns

Neck jewelry:

  • Wrap-and-a-half torcs
  • Pendanted torcs
  • Unadorned bronze chains

Torso jewelry:

  • Highly elaborate waterfall chains (plate, chain-and-plate, and chain)
  • Owl brooches
  • Penannular brooches

Arm jewelry:

  • Flat cuffs
  • Channeled cuffs
  • Bell end bracelets
  • Spiral armbands (?)

Other accessories:

  • Belt knives.

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