We know from ancient writers and the evidence
of portraits like the one above that the Celts wore their hair long and
that men grew beards and moustaches.
In war, the Celts used
the sword and
the spear. They carried an oval shield and their armies often made use
of light chariots. They are known to have used a particular style of war
trumpet, an instrument which curved upward from the mouthpiece and terminated
several feet above the user's head. The harsh sounds issued from the mouth
of a grotesque animal head design fixed at the top.
Roman stone reliefs show Celts wearing tunics or tabard
style garments made of animal skins. Farmers are depicted wearing a knee
length hooded cloak. The statue below is that of a Celtic warrior clad
in a tunic of animal skins.
Little is know about the clothing of Celtic women since they do not
appear in Roman carving which typically features Celtic prisoners taken