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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Byzantine (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD1200-1400 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    8234-1863

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A fragment of woven silk. Probably Byzantine, ca. AD1200-1400. Paired warps are of differing colours (dark blue, green) and some are bound. The weft is dark blue/purple. In some section the weft is missing. The pattern that remains shows diamonds across the fabric, created with a border of a solid central line with a thinner line on either side. Within the diamond is a connected floral, vine pattern with a central X (cross) surrounded by a deep, wavy line. Poor condition.

Physical description

A fragment of woven silk. Paired warps are of differing colours (dark blue, green) and some are bound. The weft is dark blue/purple. In some section the weft is missing. The pattern that remains shows diamonds across the fabric, created with a border of a solid central line with a thinner line on either side. Within the diamond is a connected floral, vine pattern with a central X (cross) surrounded by a deep, wavy line. Poor condition.

Place of Origin

Byzantine (Probably, made)

Date

ca. AD1200-1400 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 270 mm, Width: 200 mm

Descriptive line

Woven silk in compound twill. Probablly Byzantine, ca. AD1200-1400.

Labels and date

Provincial Byzantine; probably 14th century.
1\3 weft faced twill; single binding, paired figure harness warps; 2 wefts.
Warps: binding and figure harness, Z, silk, light brown, pale blue, blue.
Wefts: silk, purple, blue-green. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Textiles; Africa; Archaeology

Collection

Middle East Section

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