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Carter No.: 044b

Handlist description: Linen scarf or sash

Card/Transcription No.: 044b-2

44 (b) cont. 14

4. Remarks This cloth was used by one of the thieves to wrap his loot up in (rings etc.) Just exactly in the way a modern Arab wraps up valuables in his head-shawl, he placed the objects in the centre of the cloth, held up the ends to form a kind of hanging bag, closed the bag by twisting the cloth several times, and then with the closed bag made a simple loop knot.

Threads to inch 128 warp by 78 weft.

The objects wrapped in this cloth consisted of (c) - (l).

Card no. 044b-2 relating to Carter no. 044b
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