This is a fragment of cloth.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. This is a fragment from a larger piece of weaving, perhaps from a tunic. It is made using a technique called slit weave tapestry, where the different colours are taken back and forth in a block, rather than carrying the thread across the whole width of the fabric. In several places the slits formed by the weaving technique can be seen, where the colour changes. The distortion of the weft, as it follows the design, is also visible on this piece. The Coptic Period in Egypt relates to the early Christian period. The Copts developed a distinctive style of art and architecture. This is a fragment of cloth. It is made from linen, silk and wool. It is probably between 1,400 and 1,700 years old, dating to the Byzantine or Coptic Period (about 395-600 CE).