of garments and other textiles were found inside the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Beside simple rolls of cloth and plain tunics, the tomb produced elaborate
garments, sometimes decorated with fayence and gold. This collection
of textiles is the only surviving royal wardrobe of the pharaonic period.
Tutankhamun Textiles & Clothing Project
Carter was aware of the importance of the textiles of Tutankhamun, but
in the years after the discovery of the tomb in 1922 he never found
time to make a detailed study. During ten years the tomb was gradually
cleared and notes were made about every object found. In addition to
numerous drawings and descriptions in diaries, more than 2500 record
cards and over 1500 photographs were made by Carter and his team.
material provided the basis of a detailed study started in 1993 by a
team of the Egyptology department of the Leiden University led by Dr.
G.M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, with the support of the Egyptian Museum in