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Carter No.: 021d

Handlist description: Ceremonial robe

Card/Transcription No.: 021d-12

21. Contents (Cont.) 12

(d) Cont.

unfilled showed a double crossing thread.

On most of the squares a thread of the cloth was picked up by the bead-carrying threads to hold in place. This always close up against a bead.

Some of the gold sequins and many of the beads are upside down. This probably happened where taut threads snapped, and made the bead or sequin spring.

Somewhere on the robe there were bands of tiny glass bead discs arranged in patterns (see separate sheets for these). One of them (Band A) from the fact that it had dangling pendants, must have come at the hem of the garment. Position of the others doubtful, though in one place it looked as though Band B ran at right angles to Band A.

This pattern garment should belong to a woman. It may, like some others in the box have been a child's garment. The King as a child might conceivably have been dressed as a girl on some


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