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cloth fragment
Date: c. 4400 BC
Dimensions: 18 x 12.5 cm (7 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium: linen
Made in: Egypt, Fayƻm
Description: Cloth fragment from mastaba (tomb) 2050 at Tarkhan, excavated by Petrie. Plain woven with one edge turned under and slip stitched with a single linen thread, into position. The turning appears to be raw edge. 13 wefts per cm x 26 warps per cm. The threads are lightly S twisted.
Inv. No.: 2009.217.1

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