Fragment of fur

Fragment of fur

Fragment of fur
Central Asia
100-300 AD
Furred leather
Length 25 cm x width 10 cm
Museum no. LOAN:STEIN.182 (N.XIV.iii.002)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

This strip of fur, with hair still covering one end and adhering also in a few scattered patches, might once have been part of a warming fur garment or cover. There are stitch marks along upper edge for the attachment of another strip, part of which remains and in the middle of the piece, three holes have been cut, one above the other. An analysis has shown that the skin comes from a medium-sized domestic dog.