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Dress and ornament in ancient Greece

In ancient Greece, making cloth was women's work and took a very long time. Little cloth survives, but we know that it was often richly coloured and decorated. Clothes were made by folding rather than cutting so that no cloth was wasted.

Clothes were shaped and fastened by sewing, pinning or wearing belts. The Greeks made finely detailed jewellery without the help of a magnifying glass. Jewellery was mostly worn by women, but men might wear a ring or brooch.

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