At Fig. 5 the straight line of 1925 has been utilized to strike an Egyptian note of ornament, the inspiration appearing after the discovery of a famous Egyptian tomb. The blue nymphea, or lotus flower (Fig. 9) is very characteristic of Egyptian ornament, and was sacred as typical of coming plenty. It was a species of water-lily, the zig-zag lines in the design representing water.

A symbolical Egyptian ornament is used on Fig. 5,

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the " winged globe " the outside wings representing " providence " the globe the " sun," and the " asps " " monarchy." (See enlargement, Fig. 10.)

The square within square and double and single frets (see Fig. n) were first used by the Egyptians and later by the Greeks (see Fig. 4), being frequently used in conjunction with spiral and circular ornament.

Neck and Shoulder Line (Plate 71).

It is not to the figure only that careful thought must be given, but to other points of abnormality as well, such as thin neck, drooping chin, sloping shoulders, thin arms, large hands or feet, thick ankles, high or uneven shoulders.

To show how different drapings and arrangement of lines can create impressions on the mind, a number of designs have been shown on the same neck. In Fig. 1 it will be seen how the sweeping line across has suggested breadth.

The design at Fig. 2 is suggested as suitable for evening wear for a thin neck. The soft semi-transparent veiling, concealing the hollows, and the narrow line of fur in a circular line, give an impression of plumpness, the softness of the fur adding to the effect by toning down the hard outline. The darker line of colour, showing through or even above the veiling, gives the impression of a light evening dress despite the fur and high neck.

The expansion on Fig. 3 would be suitable for a narrow chest. A beautiful neck and shoulders might be left to full view (as Fig. 4); but if the bust be rather full Fig. 9 would be a suitable line for breaking the width. The contrary effect is given in Fig. 6, to give a slightly moulded appearance on a very flat bust.

Compare Fig. 5 with Fig. 8, and note the apparent difference in the breadth and squareness of the shoulders in comparison with the sloping line of Fig. 8. These lines would be useful for adapting to low and high shoulders

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