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Loop weaving

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 37 x 44.5 cm (14 9/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, with looped weft

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Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Light brown linen with an octagon design woven with wool and weft loops framing a rosette in a square. A lozenge is in the middle of each side of the square. Colors of the wool loops are dark purple, several shades of pink and red, blue and green, yellow and orange. Linen within the octagon woven with linen weft loops. Torn, stained, very fragile.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund