Start Dating customs in the 16th century

Dating customs in the 16th century

Often when a merchant wrote his will he left his business to his wife - because she would be able to run it.

Sonni Ali the Great expanded the territory of Songhay considerably, so that it stretched across the Niger valley, west to Senegal and east to Agades (modern Niger).

Moreover, checkered cloth, which was worn to some extent in Celtic cultures throughout history (usually as simple checks and two-color patterns), becomes highly developed, and a multitude of patterns can be found in the portraits of Highland chiefs and their followers dating from the middle of the 1600s onward.

These highly-developed tartans may have existed well before this period, but it's hard to know, as no remains have been found. They were Tocharians, another branch of Indo-Europeans, so they don't count here.

Those who could afford to do so wore colorful tartans, whereas the poorer folk wore browns and so on, the better to blend with the vegetation.