Filthy Barbarian or Silk-Clad Tartarian?

There are two things that most people don’t know about the Tartarian Empire and their concern clothes and hygiene.

Unlike the Filthy Barbarians of legend, the fighting men of the Empire dressed in silks, cotton and linen and loved steam-baths.

When you travel long distances and the chances for bathing are few and far between, silk is naturally anti – bacterial.  It dries quickly…keeps a sweaty you cool, a freezing you warm and it is also a lice repellent.

All those amazing ROMAN baths we see around the world, the hypocausts, the spas etc. were also products of the Empire of Tartary…Romean, not Roman.

When Andronicus I Comnenus returned to Yoros/Czar-Grad/Jerusalem/Troy from the north to become Emperor in 1182, one of the many crimes that he was accused of was the introduction of BARBARIAN clothing.


My apologies – this is just a small part of what was meant to be a much more in-depth article. Time and outside pressures have been in play just lately.

Regards to all


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