Amish clothing styles encourage humility and separation from the world and are a practical expression of their faith. The Amish fashion styles are simple and meant to be functional. Clothing is made at home of plain fabrics and is primarily dark in color, including shades of purple, blue, wine, brown, grey and black. Lighter colors are used for younger children and summer shirts and dresses for adults in some groups.


Amish men wear straight-cut suits and coats without collars, lapels or pockets. They resemble the Nehru jackets of the 70's and are called mutza suits. During the summer they'll shed ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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Beth Newcomb

    Summer isn’t the only season that’s about to launch with spectacular flair. The warmer weather also marks the start of a new show season in Amish Country. At the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, a sensational schedule of Broadway-style productions beckons visitors from across the state and beyond.
    “We’re bringing back a fan favorite from last year as well as introducing an exciting new production,” said general manager Kristina Schlabach. “A lot of our theater guests take a one-day trip to the Dutch Valley campus to dine in our restaurant, then they meander over to our gorgeous theater to ...
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