tunic / textile
Textile fragment of an undyed (now dark cream) wool with a small roundel containing geometric design in purple wool and undyed linen. Area around roundel is heavily darned in a thick cream wool thread. Abstract geometric design within roundel, border obscured by darning.
Warp: wool, s-spin, c.10 ends per cm
Weft: wool, s-spin, linen s-spin z-ply, c.46 purple picks per cm in tapestry
Sewing: only sewing is the darning, all in the direction of the weft, s-spin, z-ply cream wool thread
Add. info: purple-coloured weft in fact a mixture of red and blue fibres
Condition: fair - linen probably perished
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 9 centimetres
- Width: 10 centimetres
Pre-Aquisition History: cut edges are modern.
History of use: probably from a tunic.
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor (1991)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61597
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