Lower Section of a Tunic

400s CE
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Long wide tunics were the most common garments of this time period.


This is the bottom section of a well-woven wool unisex tunic. Various stylized roundels with animals and baskets decorate the hem that extends into round finials with birds. The interior two square panels complete the design. Extra wefts, or horizontal threads, enrich the animals and the deep blue ground, probably a failed purple dye. While the robe itself is created from linen, the fringes at the bottom are made from wool.
Lower Section of a Tunic

Lower Section of a Tunic

400s CE

Egypt, Byzantine period

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