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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

roundel
Date: 4th Century
Dimensions: 55.5 x 35.7 cm (21 7/8 x 14 1/16 in.)
Medium: linen, wool
Made in: Egypt
Description: Coptic hand woven linen textile with leaf/fan shaped motif. There is delicate interlace embroidery on the surface in dark blue wool. The motif appears to be surrounded by vine leaves, a common design. The motif appears to have been woven separately and inserted into the background evenweave fabric. Taken from a larger item possibly a curtain or tablecloth.
Inv. No.: 1793
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