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13 06, 2017

Clothing in Ancient Egypt: weaves and flip-flops

By |2018-09-27T07:37:21-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Clothing, Egypt|2 Comments

Ancient Egyptian clothing: Rahotep and Nefret Ancient Egyptian tunics Unlike most of the people of the ancient Mediterranean, people in ancient Egypt did not wear just one or two big pieces of cloth wrapped around themselves in various ways. Instead, both men and women in Egypt wore tunics which were sewn to fit [...]

8 06, 2017

History of weaving – Early hand weaving

By |2019-04-25T11:02:52-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing|2 Comments

When was weaving invented? History of weaving: Warp on a loom Weaving was probably invented much later than spinning, around 6000 BC, in West Asia. History of spinning West Asian clothing All our West Asia articles First came band-weaving. At first people just wove narrow bands with their fingers, tying one end to [...]