Thursday, June 10, 2010

20's Ancient Egyptian Beaded Dress

Ancient Egyptian motifs became very popular after the discovery of King Tut's tomb; if you look at 20's and deco-era aesthetics you will see the themes often repeated.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary,

    Would like to contact you in some way with regard to this dress. I'm an Egyptologist/costume historian researching the Egyptian Revival in the history of dress, and this lovely specimen would be perfect to illustrate a point I'm making about the use of rishi or feather-motifs. Fingers crossed you can tell me something about its present whereabouts, perhaps you even bought it yourself? Very glad I stumbled upon your blog, will certainly regularly visit from now on. Hoping to hear from you soon, and with best wishes for the New Year!
    Karen (