Ornament from a Garment

Ornament from a Garment

AD 400s–600s

Tapestry weave with supplementary weftwrapping; undyed linen, dyed wool

Overall: 25.4 x 24.8 cm (10 x 9 3/4 in.); Mounted: 38.1 x 38.1 cm (15 x 15 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1919.21


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The purple color was achieved using red dye made of madder and blue from the indigo plant.


Six different designs of leaves and interlacing lines are organized harmoniously here within circles, triangles, and squares. Originally part of a garment, interlacing knot designs were thought to symbolically protect the wearer from harm.

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