Showing all articles tagged 'Adornment'
Looking Great for Eternity
Predynastic Cosmetic Palettes
The ancient Egyptians adorned themselves with eye-makeup from at least 4400 BC, and used stone palettes, carved in elaborate shapes, to grind the pigments. These cosmetic palettes were so cherished that they were hung in the home and even taken to the grave.
The Most Democratic Form of Adornment
Hair and Wigs in Ancient Egypt
Through their hairstyles and wigs, still visible in art and preserved on mummies, much can be gleaned about the ancient Egyptians' fashion, health, diet and lifestyle across time.
An Everlasting Lustre
A Thousand Years of Monitoring Egypt's Jewellery Industry
Egypt has a long history of jewellery production, but there hasn’t always been regulation to control the quality of the items made. Over the past thousand years, laws have been created and refined, leading to the system in place today.