Lower Section of a Tunic

Lower Section of a Tunic

400s

Tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool

Overall: 107 x 55 cm (42 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 1993.177

Description

This is the bottom section of a well-woven wool unisex tunic. Various stylized animals and possibly radial baskets in roundels decorate the hem band with round finials bearing birds and the two square panels, woven in tapestry weave. Extra wefts enrich the animals and the deep blue ground, probably a failed purple dye. The woolen fringe was added across the bottom.

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