Issue 4, 2020

O. V. Orfinskaya, D. O. Kliuchnikova

Tekstil'nye tekhnologii Egipta: pletenie [Textile technologies of Egypt: weaving]

Weaving is the oldest technology having no territorial boundaries. Weaving techniques that originated in various ancient cultures remain almost unchanged even now. During numerous archaeological excavations in Egypt, various wicker products were found, namely baskets, mats, coffins, furniture elements, nets, vessel braids, saddle bags for donkeys, sieves, fans, clothing elements (hats and shoes) and decorations (braid, wreaths, jewelry made of beads). The techniques for making these products are skilful and diverse.
During the work of the CES RAS expedition, fragments of baskets and mats were found in the TT 23 tomb (Luxor). On the necropolis of Deir El-Banat in Fayum the mission found wicker coffins, a net, and a number of linen and woolen hats.

Ancient Egypt, weaving, weaving in Egypt, weaving techniques, basket weaving, matting, tomb TT23, Deir El-Banat.

Original language — Russian.

DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2020-00017.

Referring: Orfinskaya O. V., Kliuchnikova D. O. Textile technologies of Egypt: weaving [in Russian] // Egypt and neighbouring countries 4 (2020): 46–69. DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2020-00017.

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