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Antique Early Large Egyptian Textile

200 - 300 A.D.
Size 38" x 29"
Size 97x 74cm

From FIT Textiles Collection Fashion Institute of Technology New York NY

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Early Large Egyptian Textile

Origin: Egypt, Alexandria, Type: Fragment of a large 25cm. approx. roundel, Period:3-4th Centuries
Warp: Material: linen, tan, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun paired Density: 38/in
Weft: Material: wool dyed dark brown, silk, ivory, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun; Density: 80in.
Decoration/Surface: Technique: Slit tapestry with much curved weftings; remains of balanced, 5 spun linen plainweave ground.
Remarks: Woven along with the ground on the loom rather than separately and then sewn into a prepared hole. The roundel depicts a plant whose stalk ends in a heart-shaped blossom and round branching flowers; woven in the usual weft direction rather than warpwise- The presence of silk indicates a high quality workshop


 

 

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