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A Peek At The Past: History of Gloves

We all know Gloves have been around since the antiquity. Even the famous Homer’s The Odyssey mentioned the use of gloves when Laertes wore them to avoid the brambles in his garden. In the History of Herodotus from 440BC, the story tells us how Leotychides was incriminated by a gauntlet full of silver pieces that he had received as a bribe. The list goes on, and the use of gloves is widely documented, dating back to the dawn of mankind. If we talk about medieval history, uses of a glove were in chain-mail armor worn by soldiers and knights during the medieval ages. The gauntlets were a significant piece in any combat arsenal and were used to assist in defensive...

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