We have an unbelievable fascination with mummies. There is something that intrigues us about a dead corpse wrapped only in linen or the painted mask of the ancient ones. Why is that?
The truth is...I don't know. Maybe it is because it is making light of death. Or maybe it is because we enjoy history. Or possibly we are just fascinated with the whole mummification process. Or maybe...?
Whatever it is, it is different for different people.
I remember as a kid my parents took us to the King Tut exhibit when it appeared in Chicago. We camped out with thousands of other of our closest friends. We piled in at opening and looked among the interesting artifacts. Yawn for me...but then, there he was in all his glory...King Tut! I was drawn to this mummy for the colors of his coffin to his tightly wrapped body. I was hooked!
Later on in life I saw mummies in the St. Louis Art Museum...
|Mummy at St. Louis Museum|
...and the Colorado Nature and Science Museum.
|photo source-One of two mummies at the CO Museum|
Both times I have been intrigued beyond belief and could go see them again and again and never be bored.
So, today thinking about mummies, I decided to continue on with my craftiness and add a mummy or two to my decorations.
My results were less than stellar but for the most part I am happy with it.