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They have many resemblances to the draping of the well-known Indian sari of modern times. Compare these with illustration of sari (p. 39). The ingenuity displayed in the draping of these costumes can only be It realized when they are actually done upon a model. should be noted with regard to all Egyptian costumes of the more fully draped type that the entire draperies 162' Figs. seem to 16A and IT A. radiate fron^ one point, usually a knot at the waist, with very beautiful effect. To drape Fig.
Tassels belt ; which look like horsehair The wavy hang from his sword a tassel also hangs from the back of his necklace, and two ribbons from his cap-band. Note the of this cap to the so-called fez or tarbush at the present day.
14 are rectangular pieces of material the tunic is two straight the top edge is pieces of stuff sewn up the sides in Fig. 15. ; ; divided into three parts by pinning; these openings form the neck arid arm-holes. Fig. C. which the Egyptian influence is equally strongly marked in this case, again, the garments are all rectin ; 30 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME angular pieces of material, the sleeves in one with the tunic. To knot the cloak to the over-skirt, as shown in this figure, the of the over-skirt should be fullness one hand the two corners of the cloak are taken in the other hand and twisted together round bunched up in ; the skirt in a knot.