Ancient Egyptian clothes refers to clothing worn in ancient Egypt from the end of the Neolithic period (prior to 3100 BC) to the collapse of the Ptolemaic dynasty with the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC.Egyptian clothing was filled with a variety of colors.
Ancient wall paintings and sculptures show that embroidery was worked on clothing from the earliest times.
An ancient Peruvian running-stitch sampler has been dated to 200–500 AD The word Embroidery comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for "edge", but the technique itself was being used long before that.
Many of the fragments are made of linen; the regular warp and weft of this fabric, one of the oldest of all woven materials, provided the basis for the development of counted thread stitches.
The earliest known Embroidery examples are from 3000 B.
The Egyptians used makeup most of all the ancient people. Black kohl, which was used to mark eyes, was obtained from galena. They wore galena or crushed malachite not just to enhance beauty, but because they believed it kept dust and dirt from getting into their eyes. Findings were published by American Chemical Society in the journal Analytic Chemistry suggest that the use of lead in makeup was intentional.
Findings suggest that the lead in combination with salts produced naturally by the body produce nitric oxide which boosts the immune system.
Surviving dresses consist of a body made from a tube of material sewn up one side, supported not by straps but by a bodice with sleeves.
In contrast to dresses shown in art, such linen garments tend to be baggy, and would conceal rather than reveal the body.
In the Sinai were turquoise mines, the deep blue lapis lazuli had to come from far away Afghanistan.
Glass and faience (glaze over a core of stone or sand) were favorites to replace rocks because they could be produced in many colors.
Adorned with precious gems and jewels, the fashions of the ancient Egyptians were made for not only beauty but also comfort.