How ancient garments offer a unique perspective on cultural identity and society
The EU-funded TUNICS project will shed light on the impact of cross-fertilisation between different cultures in Egypt during the 7th - 10th centuries AD through a comprehensive study on tunics, the basic garment in that period. The research will be primarily object-based and the comparative study of technical data will enhance insight into technical crafts knowledge and contribute to understanding the development of clothing after the Arab conquest of Egypt, a period of political change. Clothing is an important expression of the wearer's identity. TUNICS will focus on the reciprocal influences between the existing styles and the newly introduced styles of tunics, and further highlight the relationship between the garments and their wearer.
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