This definitely predates anything the SCA does, but I'm putting
together a Pharaoh's outfit and need some assistance with my
research. If anything thought there might be some people who could
assist me in this group. More specifically, I need specifics on the
shendjyt, schenti, or basically egyptian kilt. Here is two pictures
for better reference.
I found this basic description for a loin cloth. I'm not sure if it
would be the same thing or not.
"The loincloth is a simple garment, part of which is wrapped around
the waist while the rest is drawn between the legs. Loincloths were
used by most of the population of Egypt for virtually all of the
Pharaonic period. It is a versatile garment which could be worn by
itself, either open or closed at the front; tied at the top with a
sash or worn under other garments. Two types of loincloths were used
in ancient Egypt, namely, the cloth and leather forms."
"A typical cloth loincloth is made out of two triangular shaped
pieces of cloth sewn together down the centre of the garment. The
central seam is made from the two long, straight edges (using
selvedges of the cloth) of about 100 cm each, which are overlapped
and then overcast (overlap seam). The top of the cloth is neatened
with a simple hem, while the diagonal sides are finished with a
rolled and whipped hem."
"Loincloths normally have two strings at the junction between the
simple hem and the rolled and whipped hem. These are used to fasten
the garment around the waist at the front. The strings can either be
knotted onto the loincloth, or made by an extension of the simple hem
on top, which is wrapped around with a piece of string."
I haven't had any luck in finding any patterns, how much cloth was
used (in yards), or how exactly it would be properly wrapped around
the waist. Perhaps it would be similar to the scotish kilt?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.