The whole world is on a date with a sacred pharaonic occasion, as the world’s attention turns to the tourist city of Luxor, to follow the upcoming celebration of the opening of the archaeological rams road, which is the oldest archaeological road in the world, and here it comes to our minds if the ancient kings and queens of Egypt could attend this brilliant ceremony, What would they wear? Of course, they will wear their royal costumes that were intended to attend their sacred celebrations and feasts, so the seventh day will show you the most prominent of those royal pieces that dominated the ancient Pharaonic costumes.
The royal costumes of the ancient Egyptians:
If the ancient Egyptians were to attend the celebration of the revival of the Way of the Rams, they would wear the “nemes” which is the royal headdress, which at first was a piece of linen gathered together behind the head, and starting in the third dynasty with King Nitrajet or Djoser, kings began to wear it over a wig ; His braids became folded, and the band of the “mongoose” was pressed firmly above the eyebrows and firmly tied under the braid hanging down the back.
A piece of linen half a meter to a meter long, and 60 cm wide, wrapped around the body (clockwise) covering the area between the waist and the knees. The end of the waist piece was folded back to double its thickness. on the hull.
The kings and nobles of the Middle Kingdom wore a half braided wrap around the body (counterclockwise) and the braided part was pulled forward and kept from getting dirty or flexed and wrinkled with the fingers while tightening it in place. A strange knot was knotted in the middle of the belt.
Al-Mujawwal (the goblet):
It is a piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body with a large fold in the front from the belt area.
It appeared from the modern state and consisted of a piece of cloth with a length equal to twice the length of a person from the shoulder to the floor, and its width from hand to hand, and its cloth was transparent and embossed (which is similar to the transparent dishdasha). .
With the beginning of the ancient state and the pharaonic civilization, the priests’ costume became limited to linen and the prohibition of wool and leather, because its source was from the animal, while the skin of the leopard was limited to a priest (cm), and the long robe was wrapped by the priest around his body, and the upper part was attached to the top of the shoulder.
Women’s fashion in ancient Egypt:
Since time immemorial, women have been interested in the elegance of their clothes, especially among the ancient Egyptians. Middle-class women’s clothes were simple but very elegant, while women of the royal family, nobles, great men and priests, wore light transparent clothes embroidered or embellished with bright colors. Women’s clothing, in general, consisted of the following.
A straight piece of cloth that is fixed with a ribbon that goes around the middle, then its end hangs in front until just below the knee, and a cover for the shoulders is usually worn with it. The skirt was for men, too.
A narrow robe with a high waist, reaching to the feet, and having one color. In parties, it is embroidered with ornaments and decorated with colored beads.
A piece of cloth twice the width of a person’s length, and there is what is narrow, starting from the breasts to the feet, and it has two suspenders.
Women’s clothing was simpler than men’s and less varied, and was characterized by being decorated with drawings and horizontal or vertical stripes. Since the Eighteenth Dynasty, the women’s costume has changed into two pieces, the narrow shirt that covers the left shoulder, and keeps the right shoulder bare and has an outer robe, then the robe has evolved and there is a scarf that hangs over the left arm, while the right arm remains bare as well.
There is an open outer garment, and there is the long robe with sleeves, and the short overcoat with frills over the shoulders; From the front, the robe falls and extends from the neck to the feet. The clothes of the maids were not different from the clothes of the ladies, and sometimes they were distinguished by a shirt closed to the neck and with short sleeves, while the clothes of the dancers were wider to show the movement of the legs, and they were sleeveless, and the clothes were mostly transparent and showed the charms of the body.
The shoes were made according to a standard model, the tip of the fore sole is hooked, with a tongue between the big toe and the second toe, and it is made of braided vegetable fibers or of natural leather dyed white.
A scene from the movie Bride of the Nile