What happens when you take 10, average Americans, give them the tools and clothing of 35,000 year old paleolithic people and let them loose in the Rocky mountains for ten days and nights? This was the premise of Discovery Chanels reality experiment program “I, Caveman” for their Curiosity Series.
Sticks and Stones designer Jennifer McManus put her nose to the grindstone and researched out exactly how early man produced their clothing to survive the elements. Using real hides, skins and furs, our crew hand stitched together each piece to create pants, tunics, capes and leggings – fashioned in the same manner available to them at that time and as authentic as we could make them. In the end, the cast was so enamored of their costumes durability and comfort that they requested to keep them!
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