What Purpose Is Fringe on Buckskin Jackets?

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Buckskin Jackets are types of jackets that were made from deerskin garments originally worn by Native Americans. The purpose of fringe on buckskin jackets is to tolerate the garment to shed water off the jacket, and to dry faster. When the coat is rained on and it is soaking wet the fringes act as a series of wicks to disperse the water of the coat.
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Fringes were put on buckskin jackets to allow the garment to dry faster
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This is a very very old thing. It was done since clothing was made of animal skin. So there is no known date of invention or inventor. The strips help shed water when it rains and
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hmm, I am trying to recall what you can get in the usa for that stuff. I am thinking that if you tumble it in the dryer on 'cool' setting for awhile w/a dryer sheet it should be better
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