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Monday, February 1, 2021


Ancient Egyptian women were concerned with being fashionable. Clothing was made of light weight materials because of the warm climate. They usually used linen which is a cloth woven from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen came in various qualities. The nobility wore the finer more see through linen. The more coarse less expensive linen was worn by commoners. White linen was bleached by the sun. Other colors were produced with dyes. Women wore long tight gowns that were draped around their bodies, often pleated. Colorful jewelry was popular. Jewelry was worn as necklaces, collars, bracelets, in the hair, and on clothing. Footwear consisted of sandals.The sandals of the wealthy were made of leather. Poor people wore sandals made of less expensive materials or went barefoot. Cosmetics were popular in Egypt. Egyptian women were particularly known for their eye make-up. Perfumes were also popular. The fashions of ancient Egypt have inspired fashion over the many centuries since that time and continue to do so even today.

The necklace pictured above is not Egyptian. It was made by Rose. You can find it at ANCIENT EXOTIC PENDANT NECKLACE (

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