tunic / textile
Textile fragment; part of the sleeve of thick undyed wool tunic. Two purple woollen panels with outline designs of six-petalled flowers in undyed linen; reinforced selvedges on both sides; parts of sewn-on red braids - reinforcements for underarm angle. Design with panels of angular stylized six petalled flowers, joined by star motifs, zig-zag and barred borders.
Warp: wool, s-spin, c.11 ends per cm
weft: wool, s-spin, c.42-44 picks per cm; soumak in s-spin z-ply linen
Edges: two selvedges each with 3 groups of warp thread and extra circuits of main weft, other edges ragged or cut
Sewing: no sewing remaining from sleeve seam; reinforcing braids made as they were sewn on, tablet-woven? Warp and sewing thread/weft s-spin, z-ply red wool - both begin with a knot.
Condition: fair - cream wool discoloured
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 35 centimetres
- Width: 17 centimetres
Narrow sleeve does not necessarily mean that the tunic was for a child.
pre-acquisition history: cut edges modern
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61637
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