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

In the fall they seem to slip out of their summer colors of bright yellow and distinctive black and put on dull, humble shades of brown and tan feathers. Throughout the winter months they quietly blend in with the brown Sparrows and gray Juncos.  In Ohio, the Gold Finch seems content to melt into the dreary background of the darkness of winter.

But now that spring has arrived, these tiny resident birds suddenly burst upon the scene in their brightest apparel, seemingly challenging even the earliest yellow dandelions in the yard.

The huge ...
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Kyle Valentini

The days are getting cooler and frost is in the air. Deciduous trees and shrubs have nearly completed their autumn show in all shades of red, yellow, purple and brown. The splendor of crisp fall days can be a favorite time for runners to hit the pavement.
The 2013 Berlin Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K, now in its second year, attracts runners from near and far who look forward to one of the most challenging races in the region. Last year, nearly 500 runners participated in the race that included cold temperatures, high winds and even snow.

“These are things ...
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