Breechcloth

Breechcloths are easy to make. You will need a strip of material (usually leather) 12 to 15 inches wide and about 48 inches long. The style and size differed from tribe to tribe. In many tribes, the flaps hung down in front and back; in others, the breechcloth looped outside of the belt and was tucked into the inside, for a more fitted look. Sometimes the breechcloth was much shorter and a decorated apron panel was attached in front and behind. These would usually be worn with leggings by eastern woodland indians and longhunters.

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