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Ancient Egyptian Stitches

One of the rooms of Tutankhamun's tomb, before the archaeological clearance. Much ancient embroidery was found in the tomb of this 14th century BC Egyptian pharaoh. One of the rooms of Tutankhamun's tomb, before the archaeological clearance. Much ancient embroidery was found in the tomb of this 14th century BC Egyptian pharaoh.

The ancient Egyptians used a comparatively narrow range of decorative embroidery stitches. Identified to date, these are the blanket stitch, chain stitchrunning stitch, satin stitch, seed stitchstem stitch and the twisted chain stitch

In addition, darning and mending of worn textiles were sometimes carried out using coral stitches and overcast stitches, as well as couching, but these should be regarded as functional, rather than decorative forms.

See also: Tutankhamun and decorative needlework

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 3 June 2016)

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Last modified on Monday, 02 January 2017 20:54