Textile Fragment with a Leaf

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The tapestry leaf was woven simultaneously with the plain-weave linen ground, common practice during this period. More rarely, tapestry ornaments were woven separately, then sewn onto the ground, though this procedure became standard in the seventh century. Fine linear details--here, the ribs of the leaf--were added separately using the "flying shuttle" technique.

Textile Fragment with a Leaf, Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave

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