A child’s dress from the 7th-9th century

childsdress9thcent This is a child’s dress, found in Akhmim, Egypt. Thought to have been made between the 7th and 9th centuries. The reverse- reversechildsdress
The dress is made from madder dyed plain-woven wool, with applied woven border made from blue and red wool with undyed linen.necklinedetail The neckline is a keyhole, but the straight part runs along the shoulder. It is closed tight by a fabric button. The hems seem to have been done in double running stitch. hemdetail The dress is 52.1 cm high and 64.9 cm wide. It is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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