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Catalog #  Part of a buskinRegion EnglandTime period 1220-1250Structure straight twill (right hand twill)  with design embroidered all over. The design is reminiscant of early roman extiles swirling cirlces surrounding figures of teh head of state with added floral motifs in betweenMeasurements 12 inches high by 9 inches wide remainWarp (fibre and twist direction)Weft (fibre and twist direction)Epi:Ppi:DesignGeneral notes Not much of this tetile remains. What is a buskin? Is the wear perhaps consisten with use. I ta pears to be somewhat damaged by wax.

Period: 
13th C
Culture: 
English
Museum Rereference Number: 
1380- 1901

This tapestry woven cuff decoration was woven on "one plied", presumably singles linen with tan, green, and blue wool weft and undyed linen.

Period: 
7th C
8th C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Persian
Sasanid
Museum Rereference Number: 
2083-1900

Egyptian or Meopotamian shoulder band found in Akhmim, Upper Egypt, dated to 5th C, with Persian influence. The tapestry is woven on undyed linen, with undyed linen, red, undyed, dark blue, and green wool wefts. The outlines are woven using the soumak technique. 

Period: 
5th C
Culture: 
Egyptian

Tapestry woven band woven on tan linen warp. The museum desciprtion is un clear if it is a single or a plied warp, photos need analysis. The weft is both dyed wool and undyed linen. The docoration is created using the soumak technique.This textile can now be viewed at the Clothworker's Museum.

Period: 
7th C
8th C
Culture: 
Persian
Museum Rereference Number: 
25201887

From the museume notes: "Silk, 1/2 weft-faced compound twill. Warp/silk, proportion 1 main to 1 binding. Weft of silk in 2-4 colours, 1 pick of each in turn.”Measurements 19-21" long 2.75" wideOverall pattern 2.5The pear shape is 1", I will better inspect the photo later to approximate the picks per inch.

Period: 
4th C
5th C
6th C
7th C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Museum Rereference Number: 
2198-1900
Date 350-450
Culture Akhim, Egypt (possibly made)
Technique: taquete

Museum Notes: "WOOLLENS, 4th-7th century AD. 
West-faced compound tabby. Warp proportion: 1 main, 1 binding end. 
Weft of 2-3 colours, 1 pick of each in turn. Wool spun S, except for red and light green picks in chequered piece, which are Z. This piece was found in Akhmîm, the smallest piece at Qau-el-Kebir, near Asyut, and the rest at unrecorded sites iN Egypt. This piece was purchased ion 1886. 
WOOLLENS, 4th - 7th century Ad. 
Weft-faced compound tabby. Warp proportion : 1 main, 1 binding end. Weft of 2-3 colours, 1 pick of each in turn. Wool spun S, except for red and light green picks in checkered piece, which are Z. This piece was found in Akhmîm, the smallest piece at Qau-el-Kebir, near Asyut, and the rest at unrecorded sites in Egypt. 
This work was purchased in 1886."

Notes:

Sett: to be estimated
PPI 35-36
Photo reference numbers 89+
Measurements 7" 4.5
Pattern large on left 2.25" tall by 1.5 on right 2.25" tall 2" full repeat of single pattern
2 blocks .25 wide block 2 is 1/8th" repeated 8 times then sets of 1/16th" wide 
Red bands are 1" 
Photo 99 5 warp threads per wide block equals 16 epi 15 weft ends per large block equals 45 ppi or 23 passes

 

 

Period: 
4th C
5th C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Museum Rereference Number: 
899-1886

T.34-1917 400-600AD woven silk and linen samiteDate 400-600 ADCulture Akhmim, Egypt (Possibly, made) , Byzantine (Possibly, made) Egypt (Possibly, made)Technique SamiteSettPPINotes measurements 5" wide 7" tall Warp section 3/4" Photo reference numbers 100+

Period: 
5th C
6th C
7th C
Culture: 
Byzantine
Egyptian
Museum Rereference Number: 
T.34-1917

Date 500-700Culture EgyptianTechnique plain weave resist dyed cottonSettPPINotes sleeves 10 at shoulder/arm pit5" long wrist 3" neck 3" wide .5 deep in the back 1.5 deep front slit 3.5" nearly to sleeveGore 1.5 by 1"? Body 10" side gores 3.5" × 8"  overall length 15" front 16 3/4" back circle in photo 132 is .5"Photo reference numbers 111+

Period: 
6th C
7th C
8th C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Museum Rereference Number: 
1522-1899
Period: 
4th C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Museum Rereference Number: 
2098-1900

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