Egyptian Clothing

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Egyptian Clothing

  1. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Hello, I will be doing a research on Ancient Egyptian Clothing, from footwear to jewelry to special clothing. I chose this topic because I wanted to learn about other kinds of clothes, like what other people wore, what they were allowed to wear, how they afforded it, and how they were made. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>All clothes were almost always made of linen which is made from flax. </li></ul><ul><li>Growing flax was a job for men only. </li></ul><ul><li>Half-ripe flax stems made the best thread. </li></ul><ul><li>Flax stems were soaked for several days. </li></ul><ul><li>The fibers were beaten until soft. . </li></ul><ul><li>The fibers were twisted into strong thread. </li></ul><ul><li>The weaving was done on a loom. </li></ul><ul><li>White linen had to be washed a couple of times. They washed it in the river or canal, rinsed, then it was pounded on a stone. After that it was bleached in the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>They pressed the linen into grooves on a wooden board to let it dry. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Egyptian Jewlery <ul><li>Jewelry was worn wheter you were rich or poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Wore earrings,rings, necklaces </li></ul><ul><li>They also used the jewelry to surround the pharaohs tomb. </li></ul><ul><li>Most necklaces were made of turqoise and lapis lazuli stones </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Both genders used make up. </li></ul><ul><li>Both men and women had green/blue eyeshadows. </li></ul><ul><li>Used a powder called KOHL to darken the eye lashes </li></ul><ul><li>Used another powder to redden the check called OCHRE </li></ul><ul><li>Used a dye called HENNA to redden their nails and hair. </li></ul><ul><li>The men had to have no beard or mustaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Women had to have hair down to their shoulders. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Clothes <ul><li>The workers wore loincloth which were made of animal hide and linen. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the slaves worked half naked since they were poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Most men or women wore very long see-through robes that were pleated. </li></ul><ul><li>People wore wide clothes made of white cloth. </li></ul><ul><li>They did not wear more jewelry or fancier clothes to show wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>They did wear gold jewelry and the most transparent clothes </li></ul>
  6. 7. Footwear <ul><li>People usually went barefoot. </li></ul><ul><li>Wore sandals when their feet gets hurt, and also in special occasions. </li></ul><ul><li>Tutankhamen had 93 pieces of footwear made with different things. </li></ul>
  7. 8. How they dressed <ul><li>The women didn’t wear clothes unless they washed. </li></ul><ul><li>They were scented with oil </li></ul><ul><li>Placed a large rectangle of linen around their heads and tied the loose linen to keep wrapped. </li></ul><ul><li>The main things they used in the bathroom were tweezers, razors and comb. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Special Clothing <ul><li>Priests had almost the same clothing as a Pharaoh. </li></ul><ul><li>They were certain clothing when approaching a god. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to remove all body hair before approaching a god. </li></ul><ul><li>They couldn’t wear leather sandals or any wool clothing because they were considered unclean. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharaoh’s had to wear a lot of jewelry. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pharaoh’s clothes had to be different from other people’s especially the priests. </li></ul><ul><li>They wore a special headdress. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharaoh’s also had to have to wear a royal robe. </li></ul><ul><li>Wore things part of the Fourth Dynasty </li></ul>
  9. 10. Hair <ul><li>Both men and women wore wigs. Changed everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Both men and women also wore special wigs (curly wigs) in special occasions. </li></ul><ul><li>If a girl had hair that wasn’t at their shoulders. They had to wear a wig that is down to their shoulders. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Materials Used <ul><li>A flax is a plant that has small leaves, blue flowers and stems about two feet tall. </li></ul><ul><li>A loincloth is a piece of material fastened around the waist and worn by men. </li></ul><ul><li>A Papyrus is tall water plant that grows in the Nile Valley </li></ul><ul><li>A Lapis Lazuli is a deep-blue stone used for ornaments. </li></ul><ul><li>The sandals were made of palm fiber or braided papyrus. </li></ul><ul><li>Wigs were made from human hair or wool. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.dragonstrike.com/egypt/cloth.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/clothing/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/e_clothing.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Some notes in my book. </li></ul>

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