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.
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Object reference number: MCB2556
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