COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ARMENIAN AND ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS COSTUMES AND OUTFITS
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A Special Essay by Professor Maximillien de La Croix de Lafayette, WACJ Art Historian
During the Artashesian Dynasty, Tigran II (95-56 B.C.) was an advocate of the Greek culture and arts. His interest in the Hellenistic culture encompassed Greek sculpture, architecture, women and men costumes and ornamental arts. Yet, he made sure that the Greek fashion would not alter the ethnic look and style of the national Armenian dress-making and clothing style. Consequently, the national Armenian costumes, dresses and suits for men and women conserved their national identity. This was documented by the minted coins of the era.
Armenian Kings (detail)
1-The staff or stick;
3-Tassels bordering the costumes borrowed from the Armenians;
4-The rosettes motifs borrowed from the Armenians.
UPPER CLASS BABYLONIAN MEN
1- The war wheeled chariot which was an Armenian invention first introduced in the Middle East by the Hyskos, ancestors of all Armenians;
2- The lozenge and the square patterns borrowed from early Armenians;