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In the Fig. HB, sew together the two short skirt piece, sides. As will be seen in the illustration, a long knotted girdle about 100 inches in length is worn over ,the skirt. It passes twice round the waist, and is knotted at the back as well as the front. In Plate VIII. the deep ornamental N collar is worn over the cape. The collar, which was down the back, is shown in plan (Fig. He). Fig. H. U. pinx. del. A QUEEN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME forms an shown This particular draping is the inspiration of the decoration on Plate II.

Catch up all corner a round towards the front of waist and tuck in at the left side of waist, so that it will it have the thrown-over portion to the right of it. This completes this draping of an Indian sari. The width of this sari will drape a figure of 5' 4", women are narrower. most of those worn by Indian A COMPARISON: THE INDIAN SARI c Fig. 23 Fig. 24 Fig. 25 ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME CUTTING OUT THERE are generally practically only found the in Assyrian costume: (1) two types of garment representations of ancient the shawl, and (2) the tunic.

8 19 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME Plate VI. , and Fig. 10 is a modern representation of the same robe. It will be noted in this case that the front half quite full not pinned behind the back, but is kept in front, and that the back half, instead of is being girded by a sash, is drawn round and tied in a knot just under the breast. This robe on women is also sometimes tied with a narrow girdle under the breast instead of the edges being knotted. Fig. 10 PLATE VI PLATE VII. The decoration on this plate shows the detail of the characteristic and beetle Egyptian winged globe (scarabaeus) (c).

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