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Jalabiya

The basic traditional Egyptian garment for men is a long shirt known as Jalabiya.

 

In ancient Egypt, linen was by far the most common textile. It helped people to be comfortable in the subtropical heat. Linen is made from the flax plant by spinning the fibers from the stem of the plant.

 

Wool was known but considered impure. Only the wealthy wore animal fibers that were the object of taboos.

 

They were used on occasion for overcoats but were forbidden in temples and sanctuaries.

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Taken on February 12, 2020