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Haute couture 3000 years ago: The invention of trousers

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  • Chemnitz
  • Exhibition, Art and culture

The foyer exhibition shows the exploration of a very special archaeological find: one of the oldest trousers in the world to date.

From March 11, 2022, the foyer exhibition at the smac presents an impressive and above all comprehensible exploration of a very special archaeological find: one of the oldest trousers in the world to date. It comes from a 3000-year-old tomb near Turfan in western China. An international team of archaeologists, fashion designers, geoscientists, chemists and restorers spent five years researching the age, material and construction of trousers and all clothing items. To test their hypothesis, they rebuilt the trousers faithfully.
The foyer exhibition shows the reproduction of the trousers. The original is in China.
It will be presented as part of the large special exhibition “Chic! Jewelry. Power. Guys. “, which opened on April 1, 2022.

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smac - Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz
Stefan-Heym-Platz 1
09111 Chemnitz

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Phone: +49 (0) 371 9119990
Fax: +49 (0) 371 91199999
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Website: www.smac.sachsen.de

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