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child's tunic
Date: 1250 to 1300 A.D.
Dimensions: Other (centre back length): 61 cm (24 in.) Other (Width (sleeves extended)): 83 cm (32 11/16 in.) Other (Width at hem): 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)
Medium: linen
Made in: Egypt
Description: This tunic is constructed from undyed plain woven linen. It has oblong front and back panels, seamed to wedge shaped side panels. The left side panel has been pieced vertically from 2 sections of fabric. The 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 stand-up collar made from a single strip of fabric folded at the neck edge and with a short, faced slit front opening. 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 undyed Z spun linen(?) thread.
Inv. No.: 250

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