899-1886 350-450 Woven wool, in weft-faced tabby weave
Reference Number 899-1886
Culture Akhim, Egypt (possibly made)
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 in 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
Photo reference numbers 89+
Measurements 7" x 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"wide
Photo 99 5 warp threads per wide block?
Width on Loom:
Extant Textile Inspiration:
Akhim green taquete
After studying an extant piece of taquete at the Cloth Workers Centre. I wanted to redact the draft and weave my own version of this monochrome textile. In order to test my draft, I had to weave the textile. I wove a bag for myself and wanted to weave smaller pieces that could be given away as thank you gifts or as tokens to people who really inspired me. So far, I have woven and given away 6 as thank yous, plus one for my husband and son.
The original textile is as follows:
Akhmîm, Qau-el-Kebir, near Asyut, Egypt, 350-450
Weft Faced Compound Tabby 1 pattern:1 binding end
Sett I have not yet estimated the sett
PPI: estimated at 35-36
Yarn: wool, warp and dark Green are S spun, light green and red are Z spun
Museum number: 899-1886 350-450