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Attire of the Ancient Egyptians

Like neighboring Greece and Rome, clothing in Ancient Egypt consisted mainly of simple tunics made from linen/flax. The working class also wore loincloths of animal hide.

Wigs, made from wool or human hair, were worn by both men and women. In keeping with the customary cleanliness of the culture, wigs were changed daily. Curled wigs were saved for special occasions.

Transparent/translucent clothing was a sign of wealth. All Egyptians, rich and poor, wore jewelry!