Friday, December 12, 2008

Rich or poor

The rich wore finely woven clothes of course made of none other than LINEN! Wow, what a surprise. Women would wear long flowing dresses and men would wear pleaded kilts. Their clothes were always cleaned and bleached white with colorful jeweled collars. They wore a lot of jewelry usually worn as necklaces, bracelets and armbands. Now, the poor wore coarse, homespun linen. Linen was made from the flax plant and was used for almost anything and everything in Egypt! (AHHHHH... too much linen!) it was cut into simple cloths for men and dresses for women. For poor they obviously couldn't afford to buy expensive jewels, so for their jewelry, they used shells and beads.

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