frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ancient Egyptian Fabric

Here is the Egyptian fabric that I am going to play with this weekend. I was looking at some books with Egyptian art, and I found an image I hadn't seen before. Apparently this one Pharaoh, Akhenaten, decided that instead of a lot of different Gods, now there would be only one. This God was called Aten, and it was a sun disk with many rays coming out. At the end of each ray is an Egyptian-style hand. The hands are always touching Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti, or handing them something. I really like that image and somehow I'm going to have it in my quilt. Those little hands are going to be tricky, though.

I have some heiroglyphic rubber stamps that might work. I'm amost positive that there is a little Egyptian hand in the set. Oh Joy!

1 comment:

Linda M. Poole said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this fabric. I love anything historical,...thanks for sharing.