Can you tell me about Egyptian clothing?
Dr. dig responds:
The ancient Egyptians did not have cotton and did not wear much wool (from sheep). Linen, made from the plant fiber flax, provided cloth for everyone in ancient Egypt. Flax was spun into threads and woven on a loom as early as B.C. 3000.
A pharaoh would have clothes made from exceptionally fine linen material. Workers and slaves wore tunics or loincloths made from coarser fabric.
The usual clothing for women was a pleated dress. Men wore a garment similiar to a short skirt, and no top. Shoes and sandals were often made from reeds, such as papyrus, which grew in plentiful supply on the banks of the Nile River. Leather was not commonly worn by the ancient Egyptians, either as footwear or for any other clothing.