Left to right, Jan Scholl and Patreese Ingram, associate professors of agricultural and extension education, gave a presentation of clothes and customs of different cultures at the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Monroe County Annual Holiday Program. They showed samples of types of clothing from Japan, India, Korea, Austria/Germany and Africa and of the Muslims and Amish. Scholl is holding a beautiful dashiki robe from Africa and Ingram is wearing a lovely silk sari from India. Ingram said that the clothing in a country is worn for modesty, protection, adornment and designation of status and position. You can often identify people's culture, gender and religion from the clothes they wear.
What clothing can tell you about a person
Thursday, December 2, 2010