Until the late 19th century, most men in Japan wore pocketless kimonos, which offered no place to keep belongings. Netsuke (small carved statues, working as anchors)(meaning β€œto attach the root”) allowed them to securely fasten hanging pouches (sagemono) and boxes (inro) to a kimono sash (obi). invaluable.com/blog/guide…
Today I learned about the antics of French President Paul Deschanel. He allegedly once greeted the British ambassador wearing nothing more than a sash. His reign ended when he fell out of a moving train at night, survived, but ridicule forced him to resign. thestorytellershat.com/20…
Infamous Australian folk here, Ned Kelly, during the gunfight that ended in his capture and execution, wore under his home-made armour, a green sash given to him in childhood for saving a boy from drowning. smh.com.au/articles/2002/…
Today I learned of the Black Sash - a non-violent resistance movement to Apartheid composed of white, middle class homemakers. In 1994, they were commended for their service by Nelson Mandela youtu.be/MOA66AOG52M?t=28…
The 1980 Tucson Toros were supposed to have orange uniforms with a multi-hued sash, but the sash bled in the wash before Opening Day, leaving the uniform a greenish brown. azstarnet.com/sports/base…
The PietΓ  sculpture of Michelangelo Buonarroti was the only work he ever signed. He only did it after hearing someone claiming the sculpture is theirs. He later regretted his outburst of pride and swore never to sign another work of his hands again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Wearing green on St Patricks Day is symbolic of Irish Catholics but Irish Protestants wear orange livescience.com/27957-st-…
In the the earliest days of Lacrosse, fields were as large as three kilometers end to end, games could involve as many as 1000 men, and individual games lasted from sunup to sundown, stretching on for two to three days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac…
The Pieta is the only work that Michelangelo ever signed. He later regretted his passionate outburst of pride and determined to never again sign a piece of his work. bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pre…

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