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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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The Basketry from Excavations at Naqlun

The Basketry from Excavations at Naqlun

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(p.231) 20 The Basketry from Excavations at Naqlun
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0020

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

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