embroidery idea for napkins-- either colored thread on a white napkin or white thread on a colored napkin-- need to find color safe thread/napkins--oh, and something called "dissolvable stiffener" or some other vaguely dirty thing like that.
Saqqara (Middle Egypt), Tomb of Kagemni – Mastaba 25 (Mastaba of the vizier Kagemni; Old Kingdom, early 6th dynasty, after 2347 BC). Sacrificial procession, detail: man carrying a bowl of figs and a bouquet of papyrus and lotus. Detail from relief with daily life and sacrificial scenes. Chamber 2, North Wall. Hervé Champollion