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egyptian influence in fashion

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by vgriffin, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. vgriffin

    vgriffin Member

    some of you may remember, i have long loved ancient egyptian art and have studied it, and went on to collect fashions that represent (in my opinion) the best adaptations of the ancient egyptian art cannon into textiles and garments.

    does anyone else have good examples of fashions influenced by the art of ancient egypt?

    thanks and cheers :)
     
  2. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    I do believe you probably are thinking more of the style of garb than this sort of obvious print, but here goes with one:

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    Do you know this label Miss Egypt? I now have another dress with this label, and I can't find out anything about it.

    Also springing to mind is a friend who goes by the eBay moniker nefret-iabet...she shares your interest in Ancient Egypt.
     
  3. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    <img src=http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/bonton/Egypt_Dress_001.jpg>
    Maggie, this sold dress - tunic is a Miss Egypt also with the same label.
     
  4. vgriffin

    vgriffin Member

    maggie, hey there :)

    actually i was thinking right along the lines of what you posted. my interest spans both construction (like the example posted by bonnie) and application/prints.

    the biggest periods for egyptian art-influenced clothing are the '20s (because of the discovery of the splendid tomb of king tutanhamun) and the 1960s. there was a king tut exhibit that brought many of the artifacts to visit american museums in the early 80s (iirc), and that touched off a mini-splurge of interest in egyptian styles (and perhaps a bangles song), but nowhere near the craze of the '20s or the interest in the '60s.

    cheers :)
     
  5. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    I still have my program from seeing the Tut exhibit in Seattle in 1978. Not only is there the Bangles song, but lest we forget: Steve Martin's King Tut.
     
  6. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Oh and Ms. Griffin (sorry, I can't recall your name), when are you showing us what you have? :kiss:
     
  7. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    I do have a 20s dress and a purse - I will have to see if there are photos.

    I did see 1880s bustle dress once made out of purple and gold brocade with pharaoh's heads.

    I sold a sterling silver lorgnette with Eyptian motifs, too.

    Hollis
     
  8. I had a great Egyptian print dress last summer, 40s rayon, but Photobucket is crapped out right now so cant show you! I'll try later!

    Ang
     
  9. listitcafe

    listitcafe Registered Guest

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    This is an amzing dress is person the detailing is all hand done.

    -Chris
     
  10. vgriffin

    vgriffin Member

    chris, that's a really lovely dress. :)

    cheers :)
     
  11. listitcafe

    listitcafe Registered Guest

    It came from a woman who was an early advertising illiustrator. Most of of her things had an ethnic feel. Hur husband did scupture and made jewelry.....

    -Chris
     
  12. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I bought this off of eBay last year. It is a going away suit from 1923, the year after Tut was discovered. The buckles on the belt are pharoah heads.

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  13. vgriffin

    vgriffin Member

    jonathan! that's wonderful! i'm surprised i didn't see it myself. :)

    cheers :)
     
  14. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Jonathan, I had that suit bookmarked and then forgot to bid!
     
  15. listitcafe

    listitcafe Registered Guest

    Jonathan someday Iam going come and your closet!

    -Chris
     
  16. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    Nice examples everyone!

    I remember I had a 1940s fabric clutch purse with a wonderful egyptian motif. I also had a 1920s tooled leather purse which was very special, but unfortunately those photos were in the computer that died.

    Here are a few items I have sold that fall into the Egyptian category.

    The first two shown are lovely beaded panel insets which would have been used either at the top of a dress or in the center of a belt.



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    The next two items are not clothing obviously, but are fun Egyptian objects. The powder jar was an American Art Pottery Fulper Piece, pity I did not have the bottom of the jar, but it still sold for a very good price.


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    A fun art deco brass ashtray.
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    and last but not least a super scarab bracelet!
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  17. WOW! What a great thread with such fab goodies.

    Jonathan - I am so in love with that suit!

    And, I think I'd take the scarab bracelet too.
     
  18. cmpollack

    cmpollack Trade Member

    Great thread--I am feasting my eyes on all the wonderful examples!

    I don't have any textile or garment examples, but here is a tooled leather purse with detailed scenes from Egyptian art (I suspect it was a souvenir from a trip to Egypt):

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    since you're a student of Egyptian art, vintagegriffin (sorry, like Maggie I'm not sure what your name is...!), I hope you can help decipher what the scenes depict!

    And here is a 40s silver filigree brooch with Egyptian motifs (pharaoh's head? lotus? boat on the Nile?). It is also apparently a souvenir (got it at a local estate, but it's signed on the pinstem with Egyptian hallmarks):

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  19. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    Sorry it took me awhile to dig these out!

    Hollis

    Crepe 20s Dress with metallic embroidery

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    neat 20s purse - I wish I had a close-up of the frame - it's very Egyptian

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  20. linenladee

    linenladee Member

    I think this Egyptian/Greco/Roman Influence? 1920s.......

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