Month: August 2018

Buttons. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Buttons. History of the most ordinary things

Buttons. History of the most ordinary things They say that everything new is something old that has been long forgotten. Button decor belongs to this category. Yes!  Yes! Up to the 14th century buttons were used only as a decoration. Or as an amulet. According to some linguists, the Russian word “pugovitsa” (button) came from […]

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Scissors. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Scissors. History of the most ordinary things

Scissors. History of the most ordinary things The knife is one of mankind’s most ancient inventions. But scissors emerged only in the 16th century BCE. The great grandad of modern scissors was discovered by archaeologists at excavations in Egypt. Those scissors were made from a single piece of metal.  And they worked in a completely […]

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Needles. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Needles. History of the most ordinary things

Needles. History of the most ordinary things Humans learnt to sew clothes a lot earlier than they learnt to build their  dwellings. Although it would be more correct to say that primitive people’s first clothes were rather constructed than sewed. The process of constructing a “going out” costume 20 thousand years ago looked approximately like […]

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History of Style. Colour does matter: blue

History of Style. Colour does matter: blue

The colour blue in all cultures always signified always the same thing: peacefulness, life, and serenity. In ancient Egypt, the colour blue symbolized initially truth.  Mummies were wrapped in blue coloured clothing.  The wigs of gods, pharaohs, and queens were depicted on frescos of that time in blue.  Hierophants (priests) and rulers wore blue clothing.  […]

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