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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

child's garment
Date: 1250 to 1300 A.D.
Dimensions: Other (Centre back length): 70 cm (27 9/16 in.) Other (width (sleeves extended)): 107 cm (42 1/8 in.) Other (width at hem): 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)
Medium: linen, cotton, silk
Made in: Egypt
Description: This child's tunic is constructed from plain woven linen(?) fabric with broad warp stripes in pink, blue and black. The garment has oblong front and back panels, seamed to wedge shaped side panels. The long, flared sleeves are made from single strips of fabric, which are attached to the front and back panels at the shoulders and seamed under the arms There is a faced slit neck opening and a stand-up collar. The collar and opening fasten with 3 ball buttons made from cotton(?) cord and cord loops. The tunic has flat fell seams throughout, worked with cream Z spun silk(?) thread.
Inv. No.: 249

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