By Francois Boucher
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Photo Flammarion) 41 38 c. 2350 ec. t. « :,'M 44 Woman with a scarf, discovered at Telloh. Twenty-fourth century bc. Paris. Louvre. (Photo Giraudon) 45 Bas-relief of the Spinner, discovered at Su^a. Paris. Louvre. ^' : HAIR AND HEAD-DRESSES lUUU 54U lit worn in this way was what the Greeks called a do not know what colour this scaif was, but we can tell that it was also used as a girdle. Ancient authors use the term mitrati to designate certain head-dresses worn by the people of Susa, the Arabs and the Kings of Cyprus.
Chaldean statues show similar headdresses decorated with relief orna- The scarf 'mitra'. We ments, giving the impression of a deep-piled, curly material: Statuettes of men represent some as beardless headed, others as wearing long hair and beards. and shavenIt is contrary to what has been thought, that the former were Su- merians and the latter Semites the choice of styles depended on fashion and not on racial customs. Originally the Sumerians probably wore beards and long hair; the hair was tied on top of the head with a ribbon or else held by a bandeau over the brow, falling in a mass over the shoulders.
As the 'Venus of Lespugue' (see plate 22) has decoration representing either an animal tail or a loincloth. ^' (c. TEXTILES is to be in the AND TECHNIQUES In the more temperate regions, as we have said, hunting peoples were adorned rather than clothed. It is possible that weaving may have appeared there earlier than in glacial zones, and that it may have derived from basket-work, a technique of which it is in some ways a mechanized form. ^* The in the perfecting of manufacturing technique is very noticeable various periods of the end of the Palaeolithic period.