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The secret of beauty for the Babylonian woman, the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the waist of the body

The secret of beauty for the Babylonian woman, the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the waist of the body

It is likely that the first appearance of makeup was before 5000 BC, when it is believed that the women of the Sumerian civilization - located in southern Mesopotamia - had broken precious stones and used the resulting powder to decorate their faces, especially around the eyes and mouth.

The Babylonians were very interested in cleanliness, which made them invent a system for bathing.

They used a lot of oils with beautiful scents and cosmetics to be placed after bathing. They also used cosmetics a lot in order to show off, for example, Ishtar, who was very beautiful and is said to be the first to order the extraction of kohl
Where both men and women used to draw kohl around their eyes, believing in its ability to expel evil forces.
A paste of galena, copper, lead ore, and alabaster was also used, where this paste was applied to the face to obtain a white color or to clarify the features on the face.

Iraqi femininity in the brightness of its glory
In the range of 8000 BC, agriculture was discovered in northern Mesopotamia, and the woman was the one who discovered agriculture. Therefore, she became the leader of the peasant community because they believed that in her body a supernatural force that made her procreate and cultivate.

The first deities appeared, the "mother goddess", which symbolized fertility, and her image was placed in the fields as a blessing. Thus, women led the society and the religious side together in that region at the time.

Roses from the Babylonian civilization

The royal lady of Babylon, in general, did not know much about beauty. But she relied a lot on roses and oil to take care of her beauty. She was bathing in a tub of water and rose petals to rejuvenate and tone the skin.
Also, she used rose oil on the face whenever she needed a cleanser. Other than that, roses emit a wonderful scent that helps relax and fight stress

The beauty of the Assyrian queens

The interest of the Assyrian queens in their beauty was not limited to the beauty of the face and adorning it with cosmetics or hair styling, dyeing and styling it, but also with their skin to preserve it, as well as with the nails of the hands and feet as well, in addition to perfume with good smells, in a letter found in the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (669 - ca. 640 BC) and sent to the queen's lady-in-waiting who was called (Bisooti), and the queen was Ashur-Sharrat, wife of Ashurbanipal, the text came:

"Madam, madam of the great queen, lady of the great king's palace, my master the king of the whole country, I have done what was asked of me, and I cut and trimmed my great queen's nails, and applied oil on them as she commanded me, until my great lady's nails became like white pearls, and I put special oil on her hands and feet, and they became soft. Like the hands and feet of a child… But, madam, maid-servant of a great queen, I tell you that my great queen's favorite perfume is about to run out after I perfumed her, please know that…"

The preparation of aromatic materials and cosmetics was a broad Babylonian industry, and cuneiform texts reveal to us that women had an important role in the chemistry of perfumes, and even some of them were specialists in the methods of making them.

body beauty

The beauty of the body is due to the foodstuffs that were used in that era. Most of the foods were extracts from (cows) and what is called in Mesopotamia by the name of buffalo, which is larger than normal cows, as it depends on milk and cheese as food at a daily rate and its meat is used in preparing food where they put Bones of cows covered with meat in boiling water and a little (turmeric) is placed on it, which is a golden substance to produce meat water. It contains many nutritional supplements that help strengthen the bones and refine the body.

And Ishtar is part of a divine, magical family system that is interconnected and interacts with its spiritual powers, homogenizes with the invisible hierarchical power and dissolves with it. And when studying the texts of the ancient epics, we feel that beauty, and she sends a message to her father in her bright and complete dress in terms of braids of hair, adorning the buttocks and earring. She contemplates Demose and comes out to see him standing for her at the door of the lapis lazuli, so she sends her father a message that she wants to marry Demose
I will take the man of my heart there
He will put his hand on my body
He holds his heart to mine
And we put hand in hand, the heart will be refreshed

These texts and the thoughts and obsessions they carry towards the female are considered, and this means embodying an integrated aesthetic value in attracting women with the man they love.
In the land of Sumer, there are varieties of clay with which women adorn them to this day. It is called in the vernacular dialect (Khawa clay), a substance that the female puts on her head to make it softer, more elegant and fragrant.
In Sumer, in the plastic arts, the female had an important place in the fine arts
As Ishtar speaks for itself
I am the first and I am the last
I am the wife and I am the virgin
I am the mother and I am the daughter

The Iraqi Ishtar here is a figure whose analogies are drawn everywhere from the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, India, Persia, Aspa Minor and Africa, and it is the same Aphrodite and Venus
So there is a belief that the female has a spiritual beauty that precedes the body and transcends all things and laws to highlight the woman as the giver of life and love. Compare a woman with a tree that gives fresh air, and the sun that gives warmth
Among the things that make the female special is the interest in her proper appearance at birth parties. And the wedding. Condolences in wearing fashion, anklets, earrings, bracelets, eyeliners, seals, pigments and perfumes. These things are in museums
I agree with Dr. Sabah Mohsen and the studies from which he derived their research that fashion is of two types
The apparent and the hidden are the anklets, the earring, and the bracelets, and this has sparked controversy among scholars about the interest of the heavenly religions in the sanctity of women.

Studies and antiquities of the ancient Sumerian civilization indicate the excessive interest of Sumerian women in ornamental materials, ornaments, jewelry, inscriptions, necklaces and tattoos.