Akhim Taquete Checked

Submitted by Jahanara on Sun, 08/01/2021 - 13:28
Time Period
4th C AD
5th C AD
Weave Structure
Cultures
Notes

899-1886 350-450 Woven wool, in weft-faced tabby weave

Museum: Clothworkers

Reference Number 899-1886

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 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

Sett

PPI 35-36

Notes

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

30 ppi

40 epi

Red bands are 1"wide

Photo 99 5 warp threads per wide block?

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a green cloth with a check style pattern with alternating wide and narrow checks in light and dark green
Cloth woven by Jahanara based on this extant textile

Taquete thank you gift bags

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:41
Notes

Warp Yarn: 
Organic Cotton
Sett: 
8epi
Weft yarn: 
2/11 wool
Width: 
9inches
Length: 
6
Width on Loom: 
10 inches
Length: 
6inches
Extant Textile Inspiration: 
Akhim green taquete
Notes: 
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

Monochrome design

Yarn: wool, warp and dark Green are S spun, light green and red are Z spun

Museum number: 899-1886 350-450 

Weave Structure
Portfolio Images
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A weft faced woven small bag with a checkered pattern in light and dark purple.
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A weft faced woven small bag with a checkered pattern in light and dark purple.