Textile Fragment with Interlace Pattern from Egypt (3rd–4th century)

« The composition of the purple panel recalls patterns used on contemporary floor mosaics, pointing to the many links between architectural decoration and the textile arts. The main design, executed with delicate white threads on a purple ground, consists of a meander pattern framing four squares filled with interlace. »

This piece is probably from the Coptic people. Those early Christians from Egypt were renowned for their craftsmanship as weavers.

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