Fragment of yellow silk, uneven simple tabby weave, with three groups of three narrow contrasting bands formed by thicker undyed weft threads. From a tunic, the bands would have been parallel to the side seam, the warp running horizontally. Discoloured. Darn.
Material: silk; Technique: simple tabby; Warp: undyed - dull yellow silk, Z-twist c.29 ends per cm; Weft: silk, yellow tight Z-twist, yellow without twist, undyed without twist, c.24 picks per cm; Edges: no original edges; Sewing: only sewing one darn, classic type, in yellow silk thread without twist.
[[Fragment; silk; golden; lattered; border formed by three triple bands of coarser texture. Possibly from a tunic as the bands run parallel to the side seam and the warp runs horizontally.]]
- Length: 35 centimetres
- Width: 24 centimetres
Fair - holey - insect damage? and discoloured, but reasonably strong.
Prehistory and Europe
There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: MCB2556
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.