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Clothes and Appearance

"Iron-age" loom, Castell Henllys - - 272147

The clothes of Iron Age people were made from wool and dyed with natural vegetable dyes (from plants and berries) in: blue, yellow or red.

Bracae (trousers) would be worn under a tunic, held at the waist with a belt.

Over this would have been a cloak with a striped or checked pattern, fastened by a brooch.

The Celts also liked to wear metal jewellery, with symmetrical designs on. Brooches and pins would have been used to fasten their clothes.

A torc (gold neck ring) would be worn by important people like chieftans and warriors.

Ipswich Hoard