You think we're kidding, so putting a question? Not at all. British expedition, who worked in the valley of the river Ak Akchei in Asia Minor, «discovered» the lady related to the Paleolithic era, with bracelets and beads. She became the most ancient example of exquisitely dressed woman, who did not forget to add your toilet ornaments.
The long history of jewelry is directly linked with the history of mankind.
And if we visit jewelry stores some consider a waste of time, a few centuries ago in Russia even before the birth of the child met a special council to determine what kind of jewel him to wear. Therefore, the first time a child acquainted with decorations shortly after birth: he wore around his neck with a string of beads or beads.
Did you know that the traditional way of life to a certain age children, boys and girls, it was decided to dress alike (a shirt and belt), with no gender differentiation.
You understand that it was necessary to define yet feminine nature girl. How is it done? When the child reaches 7-8 years of transition from childhood to adolescence, her ears pierced so that the girl wore a goose gun. At the same time the girl gave inexpensive beads.
Boys for protection from hernia vdevali earring in his left ear. Earring and had a magical talisman, and a sign of a male child, as the two girls wore earrings.
As they grow, the number of jewelry grew. The greatest number and variety of ornaments were typical costumes of boys and girls who have reached the age of majority.
Fathers brought their daughters to the fair rings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, that the girls could decorate themselves and be attractive brides.
Men themselves have earned money and complement your outfit for hours, key chains, cuff links.
Decorations to some extent increased the prestige of the young people in the age environment.
Such properties of decoration, such as brightness, the ability to make more visible the contours of the human body, were widely used in the traditional culture.
We know that to be visible, according mythopoethic consciousness means – belong to the world of men, to be alive. It is not surprising that all the time and era people linked with the concept of decorating the concepts of life, love, the birth of children.
The traditional wedding ceremony involves the bride symbolically dies, only to be reborn in a new way – a woman, wife, mother of unborn children. So, to make the bride immune to all that is evil in this transitional period, the boyfriend put on her neck, «pearl» – amber beads. And after the wedding costume moloduhi abundance of different pieces of jewelry that she always wore even during the harvest season. And do you remember from history that it was the hot weather and had to work hard physically. How much, then, used the custom? The main function of ornaments in this period – to promote fertility.
A large amount of jewelry was in young women and men. Everyone was eager to adorn themselves to show the level of their position in society and their well-being.
With age, the decorations became less and less.
A man stopped wearing jewelry only after death. In this regard, in ancient Russia there was a ban put rings earrings, necklaces, beads in a coffin, otherwise «they will turn into snakes and will embrace around the neck and ears».
For a man of traditional culture of decoration in combination with the suit, had not only aesthetic value, but also had a number of symbolic functions. The presence or absence of ornaments, their character, or served as a kind of distinctive signs of age, sex, marital and social status of the person.
So the human need for decorating rooted in distant history. So do not limit their desire to decorate themselves.