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What did the people of Ancient Egypt wear?


Egypt is a hot country and so people wore lightweight clothes which kept them cool. We can see what they wore from the many paintings and sculptures they left behind.

Ancient Egyptian clothes covered most of their skin and were made from plant fibres such as linen.

What is Linen?

Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant which the Egyptians grew.

What did the children of Ancient Egypt dress Like?

Most young children went around completely naked. When they were six years old they began to wear clothes that would protect them from the intense dry heat.

What did Egyptian men wear?

Men of the working classes wore a loincloth or short kilt and sometimes a type of shirt.

What did Egyptian women wear?

Women wore straight dresses with one or two shoulder straps.

Why did the Ancient Egyptians wear make-up and jewellery?

The Egyptians wore make-up and jewel to honour the gods. Both men and women wore blue and green eyeshadow and black eyeliner.

One item of jewellery, the amulet, was believed to protect the owners and give them strength.

More informaton about Egyptian clothing

Egyptian Garments


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