The mythology surrounding Ancient Egypt is beguiling to many of the Gothically-inclined, which probably had a hand in the development of this style. Symbols such as the ankh and the eye of Horus have long since become staples in the Goth scene, and even the Gothic Martha Stewart has some notes on Egyptian Gothic as a theme for home decor. I felt that some of what she says might hold true for Egyptian Goth fashion as well:
"Ambience: refined, elegant, regal; and fit for a dark gothic king or queen.
Palette: regal black and gold, with ivory accents and perhaps a little silver.
Textures: crisp linen and fine Egyptian cottons abound, possibly co-ordinated with black velvets, fur, and even animal prints.
Musical background: Dead Can Dance draws from so many ethnic traditions, they seem to fit everywhere. Siouxsie and the Banshees also seems appropriate, espcially with Miss Sioux's past dabbling in Egyptian imagery."
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The Goth Bible (Nancy Kilpatrick) says, "Quite a few Goths experience a synchronistic attraction to all things from Ancient Egypt. This is a world of ankhs, lush quietude and the fragrance of patchouli oil, right from the tombs of Ancient Egypt to you! Mummification and ancient funereal customs play a part in this realm, and the inscrutability of ancient symbols. It helps to like cats!"
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