Fashion in Ancient Sumer.
In the earlier times of Sumer, both genders wore sheepskin skirts with the skin turned inside and the wool combed into decorative patterns. For citizens, these skirts came up to the knees, but for more important people the skirts came down to the ankles. This is kind of like a sign. For men, the skirts would be all they wear. The women wear a sheepskin cloak around themselves. From 2500 B.C, a woven cloth replaced the sheepskin. After about 2370 B.C, There was a new type of clothing was famous. Men and women wore skirts still, but they wore a shawl above the skirt. The shawl was covered with ruffles and fringes. As you can see in the picture to the left, the shawl is also worn above the head. These items of clothing are very fancy and are colorful as well. Later, the skirts turned into tunics. The tunics had short sleeves and a round neckline. There was also a broad belt to hold up the shawl. Wool was very frequently used at this time. The wool was preferred in bright colors. Embroidery was also invented at this time. Footwear for men and women was made out of fabric or soft leather cut into the shape of sandals or boots. The hair for men and women would have to be grown long and should be curled. Men liked to grow very long and curled beards. The fashion and clothing in ancient Sumer was very....different.