The Danish National Museum in Copenhagen includes a well preserved example of a Coptic Woollen tunic with woven bands. Garments of this type were often used as burial garments from AD 300 to 700.

Full view of textile.

Neck of the tunic.

Textile closeup.

Textile hem.

Textile hem.

Red braid around the neck goes along the shoulder.

Design woven into the tunic.
The Danish National Museum exhibits textiles belonging to the "Leader of the chorus of Karnak" named Di-Mut-Shep-N-Ankh. These textiles included bag tunics and a shawn - all manufactured from linen of varying quality. The textiles have an indigo-blue selvedges and embroidered edging at the neck and armholes. Findspot was Luxor.


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