Photo: The Coptic Museum, the Copts were famous for their outstanding weaving skills and exported their products to other Mediterranean countries. The textiles were mainly made of plain linen in which the entire surface was decorated with dyed woolen threads. This technique is called tapestry. In this tapestry, a winged erote is holding a garland. The lower right corner of this tapestry is decorated with leaves and bunches of grapes. Black was used for the outlines of the figures and different shades of the same color from blue to grey along with different reds give this piece a special optical effect. Such tapestry hangings furnished the houses of wealthy Copts and were either hung on walls or used as curtains.

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