Sleeve Fragment with a Band Decorated with an Animal

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Dyed sheep wool was used to bring color to this piece. To achieve the high-quality tapestry weave in which the dense warp is covered completely by the predominantly wool weft, a small-diameter wool weft made of fine-quality fibers was used. Microscopic analyses reveal the absence of visible medullas and that the tips of the fibers' scales are detached from the filaments’ bodies, both characteristic of fine-quality fibers.

Sleeve Fragment with a Band Decorated with an Animal, Tapestry weave in red wool (dyed with madder) and undyed linen on plain-weave ground of undyed linen; details in flying shuttle in undyed linen; weft loop pile with undyed linen

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