Beauties of ancient times and the people
Times change, and with them are changing, and the standard of female beauty. We offer our small case study on how changed over time criteria of feminine beauty, and some women were beauties in the distant past.
Ancient Egypt Women
The ideal beauty in ancient Egypt was considered a slender, flexible, elegant woman. In such a woman certainly had to be large almond-shaped eyes, and desirable green color, because it is green in ancient Egypt is firmly ranked the most beautiful. This eye color was a rarity, but is it possible to stop the woman, hungry to be beautiful? That Egyptian tried, you could say, "greening up" - they contours of the green paint, made from copper carbonate, eyes and buried their juice belladonna - a plant that not for nothing is called "Mad berry" or "Sleepy stupor."
But the "Muzzy" Egyptian beauty did not stop, they are also the nails on the hands and feet, and along with the feet, painted in the same "fashionable" green. And still in demand powder, which was prepared from marine nacreous shells, rubbing them into powder. Of course, the Egyptian makeup is more like a mask, but it is the frozen beauty and admired men Egyptians.
But the Maya people in fashion was a squint, so that the girl grew up, "beautiful", care still in its infancy - the little girl on the bridge was secured by a thread ball of wax, and to 16 years - voila, cross-eyed beauty ready! A still image of the first beauty complement podpilennye in a triangle shape and jeweled teeth and tattoos on his body. Speaking of the body, it was supposed to paint the red ointment on the basis of very sticky and fragrant resin. Imagine how it clung to all sorts of flies and midges, but it's so lyrical digression. It remains only to put the magic drawings on the face, and the woman Mayans appear in all its glory.
Ancient China Women
The ideal woman in ancient China - it is elegant, delicate girl with a tiny mouth, high forehead, thin eyebrows and a children's feet. This fashion for little foot that emerged in the tenth century BC, led to the fact that from an early age girls tightly bandaged foot, why they were deformed, and bent down fingers even partially dies. And this custom was in vogue until the middle of the twentieth century, because no reputable Chinese would not marry a girl with a conventional foot size. And Chinese beauties use powder, blush and special whitewash, which stained not only the face but also the nails. A dental chose a special gold paint.
Women of ancient Greece
In ancient Greece reigned cult of the body, to clarify, the cult of healthy, beautiful, proportional body. And these ratios are expressed in figures: the growth of a meter and sixty-four, hip circumference - ninety-three, waist circumference - sixty-nine, and chest circumference - eighty-six centimeters. These are the proportions were at Artist's Model of the great Greek sculptor Praxiteles - courtesan Phryne. It was she who inspired the creation of his Praxiteles Aphrodite. And the marble sculpture of the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite and became the standard of beauty in ancient Greece. Canons of Greek beauty claimed to have been beautiful, straight nose, large wide-set eyes, it was thought that between the eyes should be at least one eye, high clear forehead, and in addition to all this beauty even curly hair. One can hardly argue with the assertion that the Greeks knew a lot of beautiful women.
Ancient Rome Women
Legends of Roman women beauty survived. It is to them we owe the possibility of a sudden, the charter to be a brunette, reincarnated as a blonde, because it is a Roman discovered the secret of hair bleach. Hair wetted with a kind of mask made of oil based on goat's milk, and smeared with ash beech tree, and then dried in the sun, and it gave the effect of bleaching the hair. However, the wealthy Roman women received much simpler - they simply wore wigs of blond hair Gallic captives. Such wigs were expensive, but unless something can stop a woman when she decided to become beautiful? They did not stop even the law, not allowed to change the natural hair color. And in ancient Rome were not considered beautiful lean body, a woman should not be brittle and thin and stout and stately.
The women of the Middle Ages
In the Middle Ages, women's natural beauty the earth came under the ban, and the care of the beauty of the body included in the list of acts condemned by the church. Ideal for women of the Middle Ages was the Virgin Mary - pale elongated face, huge eyes and a disproportionately small, almost tiny mouth. Aristocratic pallor was achieved using a special ointment of white lead and lead, often in the ointment got arsenic, as a result of the deadly pallor was obtained, in the truest sense of the word.