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What did slaves wear in ancient China?

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February 21, 2014 12:13AM

In ancient china slaves usually made their own clothes out of hemp or ramie.

"Numerous references in the Shi ji and Han shu indicate that slaves and other unfree laborers often wore iron collars. All of these iron bonds were more or less permanent, and could only be removed with a chisel or perhaps a saw."

Iron and Steel in Ancient China

By Donald B. Wagner