Sunday, 16 July 2017
This home made hat is based on the Nefertiti hat/crown
Nefertiti was a Queen of Egypt from 1370 BC to 1330 BC
This hat was made as a lrp prop and not historically accurate in any shape or form, plus its made of cardboard and felt.
To make this hat I made a basic paper pattern by trial and error and then transferred it to some thicker card.
Lots of glue and staples later I got the basic shape.
Which I then covered in felt and gold leather look fabric.
before finally glueing on some gem cake decorations.
Below in use
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Egyptian Kerchief head covering is based on an actual remains recovered from tombs
The fabric has one straight edge about 60 cm long and rounded off back edge measuring 45 cm front to back and then the tape is about 80mm long. I made 10 of these for a lrp event in an afternoon from scraps of fabric.
Having made these I think the front to back measurement should be increased perhaps to 50cm
The fabric is wrapped around the forehead, tied at the back of the head and then draped over.
And provides a nice simple head covering which protects the back of the head from the sun.
Images from an event, with the kerchief I made from off white cotton
Monday, 3 July 2017
The Nemes is the striped head cloth worn by pharaohs and nobility in ancient Egypt.
Most famously seen on King Tutankhamun burial mask
The Nemes extension to the typical Egyptian headcloth or kerchief worn by many ancient Egyptians it covers the whole crown shoulders and drapes down past the the neck. Each side are 2 large flats which should hang down behind the ears past both shoulders on to the chest.
.All the images I've seen also show striped fabric.
.Like this one they also can include a decorated crown.
Purchased from lrp market selling second kit