Costumes in Ancient Egypt
27/07/2021 – 03:32 AM By Mohammed Heragi The ancient Egyptians were distinguished by thier skill in designing clothes for all social classes, this was shown on the easing of their tombs and temples.
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The Egyptian Kilt (Shendyt):
The linen kilt continued in the clothes of the ancient egyptian from the First Dynasty to the Fourth Dynasty and was worn by elect and nobles, but it became for servants and peasants after that. thus, the nobles took on a new costume after the kilt lost its beauty and became park in the other classes .
The celebration’s costumes:
During pharaonic era the royal and lord classes used to wear an excellent gown, which was intended for celebrations, such these ceremony robes did not resemble the dress of the wide kilt, but preferably followed an previous style, and in fact, it was only an elegant shape of the short circuit narrow kilt, it was adorned with an elegant buckle, sometimes written on it the name of its owner, and sometimes this part was decorated with a musical composition of golden folded fabric, which gave it the appearance of an elegant and attractive snip .
The priests costumes:
It was forbidden for them to wear some fabrics such as wool or skin that is taken from living animals.They used to wear clothes of linen, and this was reproducible throughout the ages, as Herodotus mentioned “ they used to wear a linen clothe, always taking care that it was newly washed, ” and the shawl was worn by some Priests are like the lector priest. The ( SM ) priest break leopard bark, while the priests of Heliopolis wore the local leopard bark with decorations in the form of stars, which gave them kind of dignity and prestige. In sum, the priest ‘s uniform was a farseeing clothe of leopard skin that the priest wrapped around his body and the upper partially hang above the shoulder .
Women’s clothing and fashion in ancient Egypt:
Women, from the royal daughter to the peasant, wore one similar dress, consisting of a simple robe without folds, and it was constrict enough to distinctly describe the parts of the body .
It descended from under the breast to the wrists of the feet, and was close carried by two straps that passed over the shoulders. the dress and its suspenders were constantly of one tinge, by and large white, but sometimes red, jaundiced, or green .
Women ‘s invest was decorated with rare drawings and had horizontal or vertical stripes or contained fledge motifs, and the suspenders were decorated with flowers above the thorax .
The dancers ’ clothes were designed in a way that allowed them exemption of expression in the movements of the torso parts, so they were either shortstop to show the movement of the legs and legs, or they were sleeveless to show the movement of the arms and hands .
If the dancers wore long clothes with wide sleeves and covering their entire bodies, it means that these clothes are normally made of guileless framework that does not obscure the movements of the body parts used in expressing the dancer, and these clothes were designed to match the type of dancers that were performed .
child Clothes :
Children wore no clothing until 5 years old. even though they normally wore jewelry such as anklets, bracelets, collars, and hair accessories. After age five, they were start to wear dresses. A popular hairdo among children was the side-lock, an unshaven duration of hair on the right slope of the fountainhead which was the symbol of Childhood in Ancient Egypt .