Monday, January 20, 2014

Tomb of the Parents of Senenmut (Cont.)

     One of the surprises I had when looking at the objects found in the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose is the amount of linen. The photo here gives only a partial idea of the amount of cloth found in this tomb.

     Cloth was a valuable commodity in ancient Egypt, particularly if the cloth was of high quality. Most people no doubt had few changes of clothing and the finest of linen could only be afforded by the wealthy. Spinning and weaving were important occupations for the women of a wealthy household, with extra cloth possibly being sold to other people in the local community.

     Cloth also had other uses in Egypt, such as for padding on a bed or on the headrest that a person slept on.

No comments:

Post a Comment