A sock


This sock was found in Fustat, Egypt but was thought to have made in India. Egyptian socks were knitted from the leg down but this sock differed. It was knitted from the toe up, with replaceable heels. This is for when the heel wore out, a whole sock was needed to have been replaced. It is made out of cotton, with the two shades of blue being from indigo.

Found in the Textile Museum.

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One comment on “A sock

  1. Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya says:

    Back in the 1970s the people thought it was made in India. But so many cotton socks have been found in Egypt from this period, and the scholars changed their minds a while ago and believe they were made in Egypt.

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