August 14, 2012

A Sprang Image on the Visual Arts Data Service

Found an online image of a Coptic wool bag in språng at the Visual Arts Data Service website,  Going by Collingwood's book, the two-toned patterned area is probably worked in double cloth, creating patterns in colour where the strands swap places between the two layers.  The red edges are probably worked in a single layer of cloth.

The piece is more intact than the piece Collingwood included in his book's plates, and it's in colour.  Collingwood's book is in black and white.

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