textile / pile / cloth / burial-cloth
Complete linen cloth with looped pile; undyed, medium quality linen cloth covered with self-bands and pile of long loops; plain selvedges, with pairs of holes, preseumably from a tenter; loosely twisted warp fringe at one end; at the other end is a warp fringe, cut off to 2-3cm (but surviving to 10 cm in one place); stains suggest cloth was folded in half and placed under body in post-mummification burial. The weave is plain [warp-faced simple tabby] and the threads are S-spun; the stitch gauge is warp c.16 ends per 10mm and weft c.10 picks per 10mm.
A number of holes in the material have been closed up by coarse oversewing from the back - the thread is old (some with splicing, and therefore earlier than the date of the entire object) but the sewing is certainly not.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 192 centimetres (excluding fringes)
- Width: 128 centimetres
- Length: 25 centimetres (fringe 1, at max. length)
- Length: 10 centimetres (fringe b, at max length)
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65717
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