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Lenape clothing

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Lenape clothing

  1. 1. By: Raechelle Manalo, Jennifer Petruzzelli, Devon Breslin, and Adam Chilal
  2. 2. <ul><li>Animal Skins </li></ul><ul><li>Feathers </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Fibers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Women sewed the clothes using bone, needles, animal ligaments, hair, or tough grass </li></ul><ul><li>Sewed skins of the bear, raccoons, beaver, wildcats, dogs, and wolves. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mostly bear skin was used for robes, and there fur in the inside. Leggings were made from deer elk skins and winter moccasins were produced from bear skin with hair worn in the inside. Sometimes the men wear buckskin pants. Men wore a breechcloth which was a long piece of soft deerskin folded over a belt in the front and back. They usually wore no shoes but sometimes moccasins. Boys up to the age of 6 ran around almost naked.
  5. 5. Women usually wore deer skin skirts that came to their knees. In the winter they wore animal pelts or robes made from turkey feathers. They wore wampum beads on their foreheads.
  6. 6. Body paint was used extensively. Streaks, lines and circles were painted on the face, arms, chests, and thighs. They liked using colors like red, black, yellow, and blue mineral pigments. Face paintings were very important to ceremonies, mourning rituals, war, and festive occasions. Red was a favorite color made from bloodroot pokeberry, or from yellow or red ocher. Mineral paint turns brighter when heated. Black was made from being powder charcoal, soot or finely ground black shale. These paints are made by being ground up in a paint mortar using a long pebble as a pistle. Lenape men mostly wore animal designed tattoos.
  7. 7. Lenape women usually wore their hair long. Sometime they wore them in braids. The Lenape men, most often the warriors, often had a Mohawk hairstyle or shaved their heads completely except for a scalplock in the middle.
  8. 8. Both women and men wore beads, necklaces, armbands, and earrings made from natural items like stone, shells, animal teeth and bones, and claws.
  9. 9. <ul><li>New Jersey: A Journey of Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>The Lenape- Delaware Indian Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bigorrin.org/lenape_kids.htm </li></ul>

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