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The Ancient World



We are so excited to share our FIRST post! We decided to start with Ancient Egypt & Rome as a quick warm-up. Next posts we will add more details.

Ancient Egypt

In Ancient Egypt, nudity was not taboo. Men wore the SHENTI (a white piece of skirt). Important people wore a Shenti that would stick out in front of them (which symbolized an erection).

Woman wore the KALAS, a dress with straps. At times, women's dresses were ornamented with beads. They covered the breasts most of the time, though there were periods when fashion left them bare.

Wigs and a lot of jewels were also part of the Egyptian looks.

sources:

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VY7C_Wa6DI

Ancient Rome

Men wore TOGAS in so many varieties and different meanings. It was illegal for woman to wear togas in the 2nd century BC.

Woman wore 3 pieces of clothing:

1: TUNICA INTIMA: worn beneath their stola (underwear)

2: STOLA (dress)

3: PALLA (cloak)

Note: The color purple was a very valuable and rare coating because they got it from a sea snail (Royal purple).

source:

The videos of Amanda Hallay are so great!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs3pYiSD04g

BEAUTY

Make sure you also check out Margo's beautiful illustrations! She gives more information about their make-up & beauty rituals!


Next time we will illustrate The Middle Ages, till then!

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