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History of Dyes Used in Different Historical Periods of Egypt

Omar Abdel-Kareem (Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, 12613 Orman, Giza, Egypt)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 November 2012



This paper is a review article which presents brief historical information about natural dyes in different historical periods in Egypt. This information will assist archaeologists, dyers, artists and conservators who seek information about ancient dyes in Egypt. For example, the data will help conservators in choosing natural dyes that can be used in producing new models of dyed textile samples that simulate the original historical ones. These models of textile samples can be used as experimental samples in conservation research and training of young conservators. Also, this information can be used by technologists to conduct comparison studies on the technology of natural dyes in ancient Egypt. The dyes are presented according to their alphabetical names in this paper. All data in this paper have been collected from references related to this topic without any changes from the researcher.



Abdel-Kareem, O. (2012), "History of Dyes Used in Different Historical Periods of Egypt", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 79-92.



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