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O Dinas Powys
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« Reply #15 on: 16 July 2017, 10:54:31 PM »

Actually, my first thought was to use the Pict range painting the clothing a mix  of browns, creams, greys, black and white to represent animal skins and the natural dyes used for textiles.

Good call  Thumbs up

Lemmey hadn't splashed the cash when I bought the ancient Indians - and Howard's Picts are more akin to Native Americans than ancient Scots in style anyway (what with living in a jungle and using tomahawks! Wink )

Ancient Indians aren't bad...but I just can't get away with the running flat out pose in any period! lol.

Fair enough - Wink
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« Reply #16 on: 17 July 2017, 07:42:10 AM »

I wonder when the first started using dyes. Anybody know?
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« Reply #17 on: 17 July 2017, 08:29:20 AM »

I wonder when the first started using dyes. Anybody know?

Wondered that myself when I started my obsession with interest in things Sumerian.

Earliest currently known to archaeology is around 30,000-35,000 years ago, from a cave in Georgia (No, not the US state, the former Soviet Republic!)

Far more extensive evidence is found at Çatalhöyük in Turkey, which existed from c.7500BCE to c.5700BCE, ten thousand years or so ago.

Northern European Bronze Age starts around 2100-ishBCE or just over four thousand years ago.    
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« Reply #18 on: 17 July 2017, 12:24:59 PM »

Well there you go. Thanks Ithoriel.

You could give your headman/hero some coloured clothes to make his stand out.
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Lord Oik of Runcorn
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« Reply #19 on: 17 July 2017, 01:13:48 PM »

He's got your hairy legs though.  Cheesy

 Grin Grin Grin

You could give your headman/hero some coloured clothes to make his stand out.

His what?   Confused
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« Reply #20 on: 17 July 2017, 05:32:08 PM »

Well if you don't know that much about North European Bronze Age heroes, I'm not going to help you.  Smug
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« Reply #21 on: 17 July 2017, 05:35:03 PM »

Is the answer clothes ?

Or did Nobby done a trypo. Cheesy

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