Ancient Egyptian clothes

Egyptians wore clothes made from thin materials so they could keep cool. They liked to use linen, which is a fabric woven from plant fibres.

Different people wore different clothes:

The Egyptians wore: wigs, make-up and jewellery to honour the gods. Both men and women wore blue and green eye shadow and black eyeliner. Many believed that wearing amulets or small charms would help the Gods protect them. Henna dye was used to colour their lips and nails. Rich Egyptians wore wigs and false beards too.

The Egyptians went barefoot most of the time but wore sandals for special occasions or if their feet were likely to get hurt. The sandals worn by the poor were made of woven papyrus or palm leaves but those worn by the rich were made of leather.