This exhibition, that reveals the connection between man and textile, takes the visitor on a journey through the heart of the Egyptian household. The pieces accompany their owner during their entire life. Nowadays, these pieces have become rare and make us appreciate the human being behind the objects. Transmission of the heritage, re-use of materials, techniques of weaving, motifs and colours can surprise. In 2015, the Musée royal de Mariemont received 215 textile pieces from the 3th until the 12th century in stock. This collection, first patiently collected by Maria Luise Fill and Robert Trevisiol, and afterwards offered to the Fondation Roi Baudouin, will be exhibited in the Musée royal de Mariemont from February 8 until May 26, 2019. The exhibition presents the clothes and textiles for furnishing from the collection, besides pieces that have never been shown to the public before. Contextualised thanks to several objects that have been borrowed from public and private collections and that evoke the iconography, the exhibition presents the results of several years of research and invites the visitor to discover the basic techniques of weaving and the colour products that have been used. The use of textiles and the difficulty of interpreting them is equally evoked.
From linen till wool. Egyptian textiles (3th – 12th century) explores fragments of the daily life of the Egyptians from that period, illustrated by several pieces they made themselves and that will accompany them until their grave. It is an intimate bond that reveals the man behind the textile.
There are visits organised in presence of the collectors Maria Luise Fill and Robert Trevisiol. Two trajectories to delve into the daily life of the Egyptians from the 3th until the 12th century.