People in the Mongol Empire NEVER washed themselves, or their clothes
As it turns out, people of the Mongol empire did not believe in
washing their clothes or themselves.
They believed that by washing their clothes in water, it would
pollute the water and anger the dragons that controlled the water
cycle. As a result, clothes were only changed until they fell off or
The smell of the outfit was seen as an important, honorable part of
the wardrobe of the wearer.
If Genghis Khan were to give his previously worn, smelly clothing,
to a loyal subject, that subject would consider the unhygienic gift
a great honor.
Not only was he given clothes from Khan, but he was given his smell
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