Part of a buskin

Catalog # 1380- 1901, which is part of a buskin. This buskin was found and attributed to England and it’s textile artists. The buskin, a knee- or calf-length boot, is a richly embroidered piece. The author would note the beauty of the embroidery, but would also bring the reader back to the primary concern on this paper, cloth. The cloth was woven as a straight twill and used as a Z twill.  The cloth which remained measured 12 inches high by 9 inches wide. Not much of this cloth remained, which would not be surprising from a cloth boot.  

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Child's wool sock

Wild noted a characterstic of Roman diamond twills he studies were a higher sett than ppi. Wild also noted pattern units were often 10 warp ends and 9 picks.The sock is picutred in Illustration 2.12 pg. 88 2/2 diamond twill from Vindolanda Roman fort, Northumberland. The sock measured 16 cm in length. the sock is a similar shap to a simple boot.

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