Origin: Egypt, Alexandria, Type: Fragment of a large 25cm. approx. roundel,
Warp: Material: linen, tan, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun paired Density: 38/in
Weft: Material: wool dyed dark brown, silk, ivory, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun; Density: 80in.
Decoration/Surface: Technique: Slit tapestry with much curved weftings; remains of balanced, 5 spun linen plainweave ground.
Remarks: Woven along with the ground on the loom rather than separately and then sewn into a prepared hole. The roundel depicts a plant whose stalk ends in a heart-shaped blossom and round branching flowers; woven in the usual
weft direction rather than warpwise- The presence of silk indicates a high quality workshop