Greece for Kids
Greek clothing was sold in the angora,
the marketplace. You could buy clothes. But they were expensive. Most
families made most or all of their clothes.
Their clothes were simple. They made
clothes out of wool for winter wear, and used linen as their summer
fabric. They dyed tunics and cloaks in bright colors. They bleached
some material to a bright white. Clothes were decorated with geometric
designs and could be decorated to represent their city-state. Some
clothes were left plain.
The Greeks wore a hat they invented for
traveling. It had a chin strap, so it could hang down their back
unless they needed it for protection from sunshine or rain.
The rich bought jewelry from traveling
peddlers. Everyone made jewelry. It was very popular. Both men and
women used perfume, which was made by boiling flowers and herbs.
Both men and women used perfume made
by boiling flowers and herbs.