Hares in Samitum

Submitted by Jahanara on Sun, 08/01/2021 - 09:32
Time Period
4th C AD
5th C AD
Weave Structure
Museum Number
83.510
Warp
Red warp (fibre not specified assuming wool)
Weft
red and white wool weft
Notes

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.