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A brown fragment, 15cm long and 17cm wide, made of wool, woven in rib plain weave weave. A selvage on one side with two warps remains. Its surface is very coarse, with a S-2Z ply wool thread sewn to the fragment. A piece of undyed felt, 5.5x4cm, was sewn on the other side of the thread.
Warp: wool, Z twisted, single, brown, 4 ends/cm; Weft: wool, S twisted, single, brown, 4 lats/cm. Weave structure: 2/2 warp rib plain weave.
- Production date
Length: 23 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This record is being updated as part of the Stein Project in the Department of Asia.
"N.V.17.b. Piece of coarse sacking. Attached, a small frag. of felt." [Stein, Ancient Khotan (1907), p.396]
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The 1907-11-11 group refers to objects from Stein's First Central Asian Expedition, 1900-01. According to Stein's Introduction to 'Ancient Khotan' (1907), the expedition was funded by the Governments of India, the Panjab (Punjab) and from provincial funds of Bengal. All the finds were shipped to London for sorting, research and publication. The Government of India then recommended that Dr Rudolf Hoernle, together with the British Museum, should determine the distribution of the finds (BM Archives, Stein Papers, CE32/23/5).
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: N.v.17.b (Stein no.)