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Coptic textiles characterized by 'S-twist' of thread. They would wash wool fibers in hot water & wood ash soap & then dry them. Next, they would beat out dirt & card linen, silk & woolen fibers. The fiber was then graded, bleached & spun into thread. Spinners would pull out fibers and twist them together. This was done by either rolling fibers between palms or using a hooked stick. The Copt weavers also invented flying shuttle technique, which uses second shuttle to weave in an extra linen…

Coptic textiles characterized by the 'S-twist' of thread. Wool fibers were…

6-7th c. Coptic flax and wool textile (5 11/16 in. sq.) - Brooklyn Museum 41.793

Tapestry Culture: Coptic Medium: Flax, wool Dates: century C. Dimensions: 6 x 6 in. x cm) (show scale) Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art Museum Location: This item is not on view Accession Number:

Traditional bridal/festive 'göynek' (underdress) from the Türkmen village of Durabeyler, near Dursunbey (80 km east of Balıkesir), ca. 1925-1950. Hand woven cotton; the bottom half is lavishly adorned with cotton embroidery (squares, diamonds, crosses, stylized flowers & tree-of-life motifs). The lower edge features small cotton tassels. (Inv.n° gnk039 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive 'göynek' (underdress) from the Türkmen village of Durabeyler, near Dursunbey (80 km east of Balıkesir), ca. 1925-1950. Hand woven cotton; the bottom half is lavishly adorned with cotton embroidery (squares, diamonds, crosses, stylized flowers & tree-of-life motifs). The lower edge features small cotton tassels. (Inv.n° gnk039 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

This small tapestry-woven fragment reveals the degree of continuity between the Coptic and Fatamid textile production in Egypt. Stylized scr...

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

A SILK SAMIT TEXTILE FRAGMENT, NEAR EAST (?), 12TH CENTURY OR EARLIER the fragment woven with red and cream silk threads with horizontal registers of winged horses in convoy 50.5 by 26cm.

Near East (?), C or earlier, silk Samit textile fragment, woven with red and cream silk threads, with horizontal registers of winged horses in convoy.

Coptic woven tapestry panel, 4th or 5th century using eccentric weft technique. Introduction to tapestries - Victoria and Albert Museum

Coptic woven tapestry panel, or century using eccentric weft technique. Introduction to tapestries - Victoria and Albert Museum

Antique Islamic Wool Textile, Egypt,  Fatimid Period Textile  969 - 1171 A.D.

Antique Islamic Wool Textile, Egypt, Fatimid Period Textile 969 - 1171 C.

Tapisserie au sacrifice d'Isaac Vlle-VIIIe. Tapisserie en lin et laine H. 0,26 ; L. 0,12 scènes de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament, ornaient les tissus d'ameublement mais également les vêtements. C'est ainsi que l'impératrice Théodora, femme de l'empereur Justinien (527-565), se fit représenter sur la mosaïque de Saint-Vital à Ravenne vêtue d'un manteau orné d'une adoration des Rois Mages. Ce tissu au sacrifice d'Isaac a très bien pu faire partie d'un décor de tunique. Lyon, MT

Tapisserie au sacrifice d'Isaac Vlle-VIIIe. Tapisserie en lin et laine H. 0,26 ; L. 0,12 scènes de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament, ornaient les tissus d'ameublement mais également les vêtements. C'est ainsi que l'impératrice Théodora, femme de l'empereur Justinien (527-565), se fit représenter sur la mosaïque de Saint-Vital à Ravenne vêtue d'un manteau orné d'une adoration des Rois Mages. Ce tissu au sacrifice d'Isaac a très bien pu faire partie d'un décor de tunique. Lyon, MT

Silk and Wool:Ottoman Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs

Home Decor Objects : Silk and Wool:Ottoman Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs

Medieval Embroidery Designs | From the land of the pharaohs ... the Coptic Museum in Cairo ...

Who are the Coptic Christians?

Did you know that Ireland holds the greatest collection of Coptic Textiles ? Coptic , to quote Wikipedia , is the term used either for the .

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