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"The New Trade Coat"

"The New Trade Coat"

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This is toy soldier 16170 W.Britain "The New Trade Coat" Native Warrior with European Trade Coat.

Before the arrival of Europeans, Natives dressed in various animal skins and furs. Pelts were sown together to serve as coats, with the fur worn on the inside. With the influx of European trade, Natives soon discovered the advantages of wool over furs. Wool dries quicker and is not as heavy fur when wet. Even when wet, wool provides more protection from the cold and wind. Initially, trade blankets were repurposed into coats but eventually European style wool coats became favored trade items. The most frequent color appears to have been red and resembled British military coats (which may have given rise to the erroneous notion that every brave adorned thusly was wearing a “trophy coat” taken from a slain enemy), however blue wool was a favorite among many of the Southeastern Indian nations.

1/30 scale 
Matte Finish
1 Piece Set

Materials

Metal

Dimensions

54mm

Care information

These are not play toys. They are collectables. Recommended for 14 yrs old and older.

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