Cardweaving in Ancient Egypt is the English translation of the 1916 publication Le Tissage Aux Cartons dans L'Egypte Ancienne. This English edition, translated by Barbara Shapiro - a TSA Board member and longtime WSN member - is available in handsome book form and includes helpful illustrations and color images to accompany a very comprehensive text.
ABOUT. Le Tissage Aux Cartons by Arnold van Gennep and Gustave Jequier was originally published in 1916. Some of its conclusions—including those about the Ramses sash—created considerable controversy. The book describes and categorizes many decorative motifs from Egyptian tombs, statues, and paintings; considers whether the patterns represent cardwoven bands; and provides instructions for creating many of the designs with cardweaving.
Cardweaving in Ancient Egypt. Illustrated with 6 color plates of cardwoven bands, 6 black and white plates, and 135 line drawings. Includes translation of entire original text, including extensive footnotes and notes on plates. 160 pages. $29.95. Available for purchase here
A serial translation of Le Tissage Aux Cartons originally appeared in the TWIST Journal in 2001–2003. Newly revised, the translation is now available as this book.