Issue 2, 2022

O. V. Orfinskaya

Tekstil'nye tekhnologii Egipta: grubye pogrebal'nye peleny [Textile technologies of Egypt: coarse funeral shrouds]

Fabrics found in burials are curious in context of studying both textile production and the lifestyle of inhabitants of the oasis and their social status. This article presents results of examining funeral shrouds dated back to the late antiquity and found in burials at the necropolis of Deir al-Banat (Fayum, Egypt). In this paper, a typological analysis of these shrouds has been carried out. However, this is only the first step in understanding a role of such shrouds in the funeral rite. As a result of the analysis, two groups of shrouds were revealed: home and interior textiles, which were reused for burials, and fabrics specially woven for this rite. Shrouds of the 2nd group are called coarse funeral shrouds for their poor quality.

funeral rite of late antiquity, Egyptian textiles, decorative textiles, decor classification.

Original language — Russian.

DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2022-00006.

Referring: Orfinskaya O. V. Textile technologies of Egypt: coarse funeral shrouds [in Russian] // Egypt and neighbouring countries 2 (2022): 23-68. DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2022-00006.

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