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The Basketry from Excavations at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0020
The Basketry from Excavations at Naqlun

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This chapter describes the baskets and mats excavated at the Naqlun site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The baskets were made using two-system basketry techniques: sewn plaits, continuous plaiting, and coiling. The mats were woven using two-system techniques: weaving with one strand, weaving with two strands, and twining. This chapter provides photographs of the Naqlun baskets and mats.

Keywords: baskets; mats; Naqlun; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt

Chapter.  4649 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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