Footwear & Feet

Sandals and feet were considered dirty. Not worn in sanctuary. Lack of sandals considered sign of poverty.

Footwear sandals feet

Grief or Offense

Tearing the front neckline of your garment was a sign of grief or great offense. Wearing sackcloth and putting ashes or dust n the head was a mourning custom.

sackcloth and ashes

Ready to Work

Baring the arm, wearing a girdle and taking off the simlah were all symbolic of being ready to work.


Wearing only a tunic was considered nakedness during and after the monarchic peroid. Wearing the simlah was the way to be presentable.

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