About Egyptian Headdresses
"I am the Hawk-Headed Lord of Silence and of Strength; my nemyss shrouds the night-blue sky." The Egyptian headdress, or the nemyss, as it is referred to in reference to Pharaoh's headdress, played a very important role in Egyptian religious writings, culture, and, of course, ritual. Though the religion of Horus, Isis, Ra, and Osiris does not exist in the same way it did thousands of years ago, Egyptian religious heritage lives on through its iconic structures, such as the great pyramids, and its clothing, as seen in various tribal headdress styles. An Egyptian headdress is typically styled after either one of the pharaohs or Cleopatra. Costume-seekers can find both headdresses and crowns such as the Atef, the Deshret, the Hedjet, or the Pshent, depending on which stylistic of symbolic option they like the best. In preparation for your next costume party extravaganza, check out the many headdress options, including Egyptian and even native American headdresses, amid the vast inventory on eBay.