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Deities There were several ancient Egyptian deities related to fabrics, clothing and weaving, chiefly the god Hedjhotep and the goddess Tayt. 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. Gold was won in large quantities in the eastern desert of Egypt, but also came from Nubia, that was an Egyptian colony for centuries.

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Plant dyes could be applied to clothing but the clothing was usually left in its natural color. 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.

Red, which was applied to lips, came from ochre. However Egyptian clothes were mostly made from linen, which tends to sag. Made from human hair and sometimes supplemented with date palm fiber, they were often styled in tight curls and narrow braids.

In contrast to dresses shown in art, such linen garments tend to be baggy, and would conceal rather than reveal the body. The dress hugs the body with no slack.

Spinning, weaving and sewing were very important techniques for all Egyptian societies. In the Sinai were turquoise mines, the deep blue lapis lazuli had to come from far away Afghanistan.

Cosmetics Ancient Egyptian cosmetic set from c. On the other hand, silver was rare and was imported from Asia.

Both men and women adorned themselves with earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces and neck collars that were brightly colored. Eye shadow was made from crushed malachite. Findings were published by American Chemical Society in the journal Analytic Chemistry suggest that the use of lead in makeup was intentional. For this reason, both men and women wore it.