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What did ancient Egyptian slaves wear?

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June 03, 2010 4:46PM

Their most basic garments were made of undyed flax cloth. Some may have had linen.

Most male slaves wore a short linen kilt whilst their female counterparts a skirt extending from their shoulder to their knees or ankles. The cloth was usually coarse and unbleached.

If you were an important slave you wore the same as your master. How well dressed you were showed how wealthy your master or mistress was.

Many slaves who worked building the temples and monuments, worked in the quarries or mines wore no clothes at all.