Textiles in Ancient Egypt
This paper reviews the history of textiles in the ancient Egyptian culture, from its practical applications to its prideful ones.
# 145880 | 1,365 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 01, 2010 in Anthropology (Middle Eastern) , Ethnic Studies (Middle East) , History (Middle Eastern) , Archaeology (Egypt)
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In this article, the writer discusses the textiles of ancient Egypt and their uses. The writer discusses that there were also many factors that went into the production of these textiles, including environmental, social and mystical ones. In addition, the author describes the lasting impression these textiles have made on the modern world. The paper includes images.
From the Paper:"Egypt is located in northern Africa, on the border of what was Mesopotamia, the Cradle of Civilization. Theirs was a civilization that was far advanced for the time, and in some aspects, even our own. This is probably because Egypt was populated by many immigrants from all over the area. No archaeological evidence of Egyptian natives has been found. There is no indigenous population. The people of Egypt were settlers who arrived from ``...Africa, the Hamitic region of North Africa, and the Semitic lands of the northeast...these groups were unified into a single nation in a long series of conquests. Theses groups migrated to the fertile Nile valley as their lands were overtaken by the desert.
"From this diverse wealth of culture, a great civilization emerged. This civilization, like all others, had many intriguing facets, including fashion. Egyptian style has been determined by leaders, religion, environment and more. Their garments were made from natural fibers like linen, wool and cotton. Considering the Egyptians emerged about two thousand years before the sewing machine, their garments included no real sewing."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brier, Bob and Hoyt Hobbs. Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 1999.
- Maginnis, Tara Ph.D. The Costumer's Manifesto. Costumes.org http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/egyptlinks.htm
- Parker, Janet and Julie Stanton, ed. Mythology: Myths, Legends, and Fantasies. Global Book Publishing: Australia, 2003.
- Woldering, Irmgard. The Art of Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs. Greystone Press: New York, 1963.
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