loin cloth

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A loin cloth, more commonly spelled loincloth, is a piece of clothing, often rectangular, that is placed around the hips and tied with a band to cover the groin. Often considered the first piece of clothing invented, it can be constructed from plant materials, textiles, or animal hide, such as buckskin.

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"The Red Star of Tarzan (serialzed version of Tarzan and the Forbidden City), first installment cover, Argosy Weekly: 1938: March 19, 1926" by Rudolph Belarski is licensed under Public Domain.

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