The oldest dress in the world tells the beginnings of Ancient Egypt

A 5,000 year old Egyptian garment offers us a small glimpse of fashion in ancient Egypt.

PHOTO PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE PETRIE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ARCHEOLOGY, COLLEGE UNIVERSITY LONDON

The oldest woven garment in the world, known as the Tarkhan dress, probably fell under the knees. Old from 5,000 to 5,500 years ago, it dates back to the dawn of the kingdom of Egypt.

Vintage and vintage.

Tests have recently made it possible to date a linen dress found in an Egyptian tomb at more than 5,000 years, making it the oldest woven garment ever discovered. Beautifully stitched and pleated, it suggests the complexity and richness of the ancient society that made it.