Archeologists found the oldest pairs of gloves in the Egyptian Pyramids. As many of the accessories that people wore during different times of our history, gloves were symbols of power. Who wore them? For many centuries only royalty, bishops and higher ranking men and women. At the beginning they were used as hands' protection, then as a fashion accessory and then it became part of different customs, rituals and symbolisms. In the Middle Age, the usual fabric gloves changed materials adding leather or even iron turning into gauntlets for riding, falconry and knight events. The high demand of leather gloves in the 1100s resulted as the establishment of the first companies of glovers. It was a huge business in the XIV century and the creativity flourished with skins, scents, fabrics, appliques, shapes and colors. Sometimes they were pledged as a guarantee, if they were flung down it was a challange, and maybe if given meant a token of affection by a lady to her suitor. During the Renaissance, gloves were fashionable and showed the high class mostly of women. History pages say that Queen Elizabeth I had more than 2 thousand pairs and they were looked after by an special wardrobe mistress. Gloves turned very popular. In the XVIII and XIX centuries, it was a tradition to give pairs of gloves to wedding guests. After the French Revolution, gloves extended past the elbow. The ladies used them everytime they went out in public.