It’s Throwback Thursday!
Ancient Egypt. A captivating society that influenced every modern society around the world. While Ancient Egyptians are noted for advancements in architecture, they also influence the design of modern textiles and home furnishings.
Egyptians had no abundance of furniture, and what they had was minimalistic. Stools were common in Egyptian households. Tables were rarities even in wealthier households, and Egyptians used the floor to write or to prepare meals. Their furniture was crafted from reeds or other types of wood, with woven or occasionally leather-bound seats. Common citizens had stools of reed, pillows, or reed seating mats; wood was too expensive for the masses. Egyptian furniture so wellcrafted that we still use their innovations today. Stools, some chairs, and tables used mortise-and-tenon construction, variations of which are still used today. Beds in ancient Egypt used minimal material yet provided surprising comfort. Wooden or reed frames held the stretched or woven material upholstered fast to the bed. Linens were used as blankets, a light material perfect for the hot Egyptian climate. Oftenthese beds had lions or bulls carvings, reflecting strength.
Images from Talaria Enterprises
Wealthy Egyptians commissioned more luxurious furniture and richer materials. These Egyptian homes relaxed in fine wooden chairs upholstered with animal skins or woven from leather strips. Chairs and stools were carved with animal motifs. Royal furniture was commonly painted or constructed out of metals such as gold or bronze.
Descended of the Egyptian style, the Mystic Valley Traders Silk Bronze Collection embodies the classic metallic colors and luxury of wealthy ancient Egyptians. The Bronze Dupioni Silk mixes tradition with modernity. This collection is available today.
See more at the link below.
Stay tuned for next week’s Throwback.