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Textiles


Need cloth? Go no further! I have the best anywhere. I have cloth, both for everyday use and for the upper classes, and ready-made items for women and men.

Cloth

Linen-bleached white, or dyed with madder, safflower, or indigo
Coarsely woven

For the Upper Classes

Finely woven and dyed
Byssus (straight from Akhmin and the finest of linen)

Ready-Made

Women

Red girdles (great seen through sheer cloth)
Embroidered sashes
Capelet of sheer cloth
Beaded dresses
Elaborately pleated, sheer dresses
Long sleeve cotten dresses (for the traditionalists who want to capture the look of the Old and Middle Kingdom)
Long skirt with wide shoulder bands (for the traditionalists who want to capture the look of the Old and Middle Kingdom)

Men

Basic kilt
Fancy kilts with large panels in the middle
Kilts with sheer overskirts
Sheer shirts with elaborately pleated sleeves

My Fine Sources


Bunson, Margaret. (1991). A Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press.

David, Rosalie. (1998). Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press.

What Life was Like on the Banks of the Nile: Egypt 3050-30 B.C. (1996). Eds. Time-Life Books. Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life.

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