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Klaft was a headcloth worn by the Egyptian Pharaohs. The intricate variant was known as the Nemes and had pleats and stripe; however, the simpler version without the pleats and the stripes was known as a Klaft or a Khat.

Khat enveloped the wearer’s head completely, including the forehead too. It hung down the sides and came onto the shoulders and the chest. At the back, it was left untied and therefore considered less formal, probably worn by the pharaohs in a more relaxed environment.

Both the Khat and the Nemes always had Uraeus or the Serpent symbol with an erect tail attached to part of the headdress covering the brow. It is considered a symbol of royalty and sovereignty in Egyptian mythology and culture.

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