Lecture by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood: Egyptian Appliqué and the Street of the Tentmakers
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Nov 14, 2013 6:00–8:00pm
Organized by: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Venue: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Address: 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Among the many objects found in the tomb of Tutankhamun were a range of appliqué panels that were used to decorate the pharaoh's garments. These finds have led to a study of the role of appliqué within the Egyptian textile repertoire and, inevitably given the historic nature of the street and its products, to the use of this technique by the craftsmen of the Street of the Tentmakers (Shari' al-Khayyamiya) in Cairo.
Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. She is a textile and costume historian specialising in Middle Eastern textiles and attire. Dr. Vogelsang-Eastwood worked for many years as a texitle archaeologist working with finds from various Egyptian sites.