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Noble people would wear many layers or clothing. Women’s clothes would contain pockets that held small rodents near the elbows and knees. The rodents would serve in warming the wearer.
Linen was the cloth warn closest to the body because it would wash easy. Traditionally, people would change into a fresh shirt on Sunday. The wealthy people’s clothes were made out of velvets and other delicate materials and could only be cleaned by brushing.
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