Textile Fragment

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The appliqué design on this linen textile is executed in a color similar to the base fabric. On one edge, four pointed lappets are suspended from the rectangular fabric by a row of threads. The lappets alternate between two designs. The rectangular section of the fragment is bordered on two sides by a vine scroll and a trefoil motif in the corner. In the center is a quatrefoil rosette surrounded by stylized tendrils. Evidence of a second rosette remains on the top edge, suggesting that the original size of the textile was much larger, two or even four times the size of the surviving piece.

Textile Fragment, Linen, silk, metal wrapped thread; plain weave; appliqué

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