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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Byzantine (Possibly, made)
    Egypt (Possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD600-900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir C. Purdon Clarke, C.V.O., C.I.E.

  • Museum number:

    336-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Weft-faced compound, tapestry weave of wool and silk. Possibly Egyptian or Byzantine, ca. AD600-900. A light cream background with a pattern of dark cream. The pattern creates diamonds across the fabric. Within each diamond is a small motif (3mm wide), vaguely heart shaped. The warp is of double threads of wool, the weft of silk and z-spun wool (the darker cream).

Physical description

Weft-faced compound, tapestry weave of wool and silk. A light cream background with a pattern of dark cream. The pattern creates diamonds across the fabric. Within each diamond is a small motif (3mm wide), vaguely heart shaped. The warp is of double threads of wool, the weft of silk and z-spun wool (the darker cream).

Place of Origin

Byzantine (Possibly, made)
Egypt (Possibly, made)

Date

ca. AD600-900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and wool

Dimensions

Height: 110 mm, Width: 60 mm

Descriptive line

Woven wool and silk in cream and light brown. Possibly Egyptian or Byzantine, ca. AD600-900. Geometirc design.

Labels and date

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Materials

Wool; Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Textiles; Archaeology; Africa; Death

Collection

Middle East Section

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