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Ancient Egyptian dress

It is common knowledge that the Egyptians historians have taken immense care in their appearance. They were proud of their beauty. Clothing also indicated the social status of an individual. The hot and humid climate of Egypt had obviously influenced the way they dress. This was the reason they were wearing little or not at all. Clothes were mostly thin and lightweight. Egyptians preferred light clothing made from plant fibers.  
 
Especially the clothes were made of linen which is made from a plant called flax blue flowers. White linen required constant washing. It has been washed in the river or canal, rinsed, and then pounded on a stone, and sun-bleached.Cotton and wool were often used, but not much. Wool was considered unclean. Traces of silk have been found in Egyptian tombs, we can assume that the silk was also worn. Some silk were traded with Asia from 2000 BC.

Ancient Egyptian dress

Animal skins, especially leopard skins were spread mainly by priests and the Pharaohs in the exercise of their sacred duty. For kings and queens wore decorative ceremonial clothing once adorned with feathers.In ancient Egypt, women were primarily responsible for the production of textiles and clothing. Tailoring was a chore, but the woman also worked for aristocrats in spinning and weaving shops. 
 
 The tools involved in making include knives and needles, two of them were to be molded, shaped or craved. The types of tools used changed over the centuries. The needles were made from wood, bone and metal. The men wore short hair and shaved their beards and mustaches, while women wore their hair down to his shoulders. The heads are not covered. Wealthy men and women wore long see-through dresses. 
 
 Better off people wore large white clothes. They wore gold jewelry. Workers wore loincloths made of animal skins and linen. They also wore simple tunic dresses. Most slaves worked naked. Women who work most of the time wearing a kind of short kalasiris. Men who make physical labor wore a loincloth, large galabiyeh-like dresses or if they worked in the water, nothing. Women do not dress without washing.  
 
After washing, they rubbed with perfumed oil, and then they placed a large rectangle of cloth over their heads, met the free corners and tied in a knot below the chest. The toiletries were normal tweezers, razor and comb. Everyday clothing was mostly undecorated white and pleating that is known from the ancient kingdom. The cleanliness was very important to the Egyptians. Washing clothes manually was hard work.  
 
Soap was unknown to the ancient Egyptians, so laundry made of castor oil and saltpeter or some of these chemicals or detergents were used. The machine was beaten, rinsed and drained by pairs of workers. Rich people adorned themselves with gold jewelry and precious stones. Bracelets, earrings, rings and anklets were used. Ordinary people wore necklaces beads brightly colored pottery. Both men and women wore wigs. They made their eyes and lips.
 
 

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