Medieval Middle Eastern Cross Stitch Embroidery, graphed by Rosemary Stecher (Mathilde Eschenbach)

Red silk on linen. Probably Greek stitch.
Lebanon, about 1283.
National Museum of Beirut, Inventory Number 116359

Like the jacket, this tunic is pieced together from recycled fabrics, all plain cotton except for the sleeves.
The red silk threads are in good shape, but the brown is badly deteriorated. Enough remains that I am fairly sure that the areas charted in dark brown are reasonably accurate, but the areas in light brown are conjectural. The bands are laid out in an irregular sequence as follows (starting at the shoulder): A   A   A   B   C   A

Peter, Michael. Le Dernier Habit: Découvertes Funéraires de la Grotte d'Assi el-Hadath au Liban. Riggisberg: Abegg-Stiftung, 2023. (#26)

Momies du Liban: Rapport préliminaire sur la découverte archéologique de ‘Asi-l-Hadat (XIIIe siècle). Groupe D’Études et de Recherches Souterraines du Liban. France: Edifra, 1993. Had. 91-6 C (p. 77).

Chart for Cross Stitch Embroidery

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