This is a piece of cloth.
It is from Grave 45 at Tarkhan (Kafr Ammar, Kafr Turki). The ancient Egyptians wore linen as it was lightweight and cool to wear in the hot climate. Linen is made from the fibre of the flax plant, which grew well in Egypt. Weavers produced different qualities of cloth, from very fine to very coarse. Cloth was often re-used for bandaging mummies: few people were buried in new linen. This is a piece of cloth. It is made from linen. It is between 4,500 and 4,700 years old, dating to the 3rd or 4th Dynasty (2686-2494 BCE) in the Old Kingdom.