Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color by Anna Dalvi, pub. Cooperative Press, 2012.
This beautiful book begins with descriptions of the symbolic significance of the six colors used in the Egyptian art of the Old Kingdom: green, red, white, black, yellow and blue.
Not surprisingly, patterns for 12 lace shawls in each of these colors follow, accompanied by summaries of the gods, myths, and places that inspired the designs.
The photos by Caro Sheridan are both lovely and distinct, including images of the shawls laid out flat to reveal every detail. You can tell this photographer is also a knit designer!
Dalvi includes a bibliography for those inclined to delve further into Egyptology for curiosity or inspiration---and indeed, many of the stories piqued my interest. I'm already looking forward to her next book.
Disclosure: Cooperative Press sent Kangath a copy of Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color FREE for review. Kangath was not compensated for the preceding review. All opinions expressed in the review are the blog author's and are not necessarily the opinions of Cooperative Press or Anna Dalvi.
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