Egyptian Textile Museum celebrated its 9th anniversary



Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:14 GMT


Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:14 GMT

Egyptian Textile Museum - Facebook.

Egyptian Textile Museum - Facebook.

CAIRO – 15 February 2019: Egyptian Textile Museum celebrated its 9th anniversary on Wednesday, February 13. This museum is the only textile museum in the Middle East.

The Textile Museum in Muezz Street in Cairo displays fine collections of textile from the Pharaonic, the Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras.

It is proof that Egypt’s lengthy history is not only documented on papyrus or stones, but also knitted in garments.

the ceilling of one of the museum's halls
The ceiling of one of the museum's halls - Egypt Today

The collection of the Ancient Egyptian textiles contains clothes, bed sheets, mummy covers, cushionsand even diapers.

Beside the pieces of cloth, the museum also displays small statues of men, women, servants, and gods with their outfit carved on their bodies to display the variation in their dress codes.

The section that displays the Roman era holds a number of sowing tools beside the textilesas well as a small model of a spinning and weaving workshop.

The Coptic areain the Museum shows this era was revolutionary in the textile production in terms of colors, and the use of other materials, as cotton, wool and silk.

The Islamic section features different styles of Arabic calligraphy and holds parts of a cover of the Ka’ba, which Egypt used to produce.

The museum finally displays some pieces from outside Egypt, mostly from Iran.

The lights of the museum are dim which is not very helpful for photographers, but this is because the lights, temperature and humidity are controlled to preserve the antiquities.



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