Roman Burial Pillow 1

This pillow was one of 3 found in a burial at Anitone. The original is now housed at the Musuee Historique des Tissus. The pillows were dated to the 3rd C AD from the unique burial methods used (Becker).Taquete has been found in Roman digs dated to the First Century AD. The First Century textiles are woven using wool warp and weft, whereas Third Century textiles of these structures used silk thread. However, Wild traced these textiles to Syrian workshops  (Wild a, 2003).

Egyptian Shoulder Band

Egyptian or Meopotamian shoulder band found in Akhmim, Upper Egypt, dated to 5th C, with Persian influence. The tapestry is woven on undyed linen, with undyed linen, red, undyed, dark blue, and green wool wefts. The outlines are woven using the soumak technique. 

Decorative Tapestry Band

Tapestry woven band woven on tan linen warp. The museum desciprtion is un clear if it is a single or a plied warp, photos need analysis. The weft is both dyed wool and undyed linen. The docoration is created using the soumak technique.This textile can now be viewed at the Clothworker's Museum.

Silk Damask

946-1877 woven silk damask ca 1550Date: 1550Culture: ItalyTechnique: DamaskSettPPINotes: blue on light bluePhoto reference numbers 170 26.25 " long 22" wide

Syrian silk damask

2128-1900 700-1000 possibly Syrian woven silk (damask)Reference Number: 2128-1900Date: 700-1000Culture: SyrianTechnique: DamaskSettPPINotes: purple on light purple background Museum description “A fragment of damask in bold purple and black. Possibly Syrian or Byzantine, ca. AD700-1000. Z-spun with brown warps. The design includes floral and geometric forms. The remaining form is like a large raspberry or flower bud hanging down. The fabric is badly damaged and the rest of the design is not obvious although there are some geometric lines around the bud that contain fleur-de-lis.

Byzantine Purple Samitum

 600-900 Byzantine (possilby) woven silk samite purple on light purple backgroundReference Number 2098-1900Date: 600-900Culture: Byzantine/EgyptTechnique SamiteSettPPINotes 6" @ widest point 5" tall one repeat is 1.75 cm by 2 cm Photo reference numbers 153

Egyptian Child's Cotton Tunic

Date 500-700Culture EgyptianTechnique plain weave resist dyed cottonSettPPINotes sleeves 10 at shoulder/arm pit5" long wrist 3" neck 3" wide .5 deep in the back 1.5 deep front slit 3.5" nearly to sleeveGore 1.5 by 1"? Body 10" side gores 3.5" × 8"  overall length 15" front 16 3/4" back circle in photo 132 is .5"Photo reference numbers 111+


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