Weaving in Egypt has traced back to the Neolithic period, about 5000 B.C. Weaving was done by intertwining and tying strands of certain plant material together. The products from weaving included: baskets, sandals, bags, and mattings. Many of the Egyptians baskets and bags found had tools inside and woven patterns on the sides. Most of the baskets were 6 or 7 inches in height and width. They also included and band to carry on a person’s back. The baskets were made of rope and sometimes palm leaf.
Ancient Egyptian Basket
The sandals had soles made from leather the strap between the toes was also made of leather. Bundles of material were made, then the bundles were bound together until a flat surface built up. In ancient Egypt, chairs and stools were almost never used. Most Egyptian sat on the floor. Mats were weaved to sit on. Mattings were also used as curtains to cover up doors and windows. Mats were also hung on walls for decoration.