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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Textile Braids from the Cemetery of “Saint Sophia” Church in Sofia, excavated in 1910


Authors:
Ivan Chokoev Regional Museum of History – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 362-369
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/ODCL8154

Abstract:

This work presents the results from the analysis of the textile braids found out during the archaeological excavations one hundred years ago.The total length of the braids is approximately 160 cm. Their average width is about 7,5 cm. The braids are made of silk in tabby weave and are decorated with metal thread embroidered Õ-shaped ornaments. They are dated in 14th century.

Keywords:

archaeological textile, mediaeval textile, silk, braid, metal threads

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