Hares in Samitum

The design is described as a white background with the trees woven in red wool. Weible specified the design was woven sideways, a technique common in tapestry weaving. Weft faced designs are usually woven on the warp in the manner that allows for the best curves. Curves need the be built up gradually therefore the weaver normally weaves the design on the warp in the way that the most amount of curves are woven vertically on the loom, even if they will appear horizontally on the finished piece.

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Time Period: 

4th C AD
5th C AD


Two Thousand Years of Textiles; The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East


Red warp (fibre not specified assuming wool)


red and white wool weft


Walters Art Gallery

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