Rainbow wool fragment

Rainbow wool fragment

Rainbow wool fragment
Central Asia
200-400 AD
Twill weave in wool
Length 5 cm x width 4.8 cm
Museum no. LOAN:STEIN.585 (L.C.v.04)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

This tiny fragment is still radiant with the colours of the rainbow. The twill woven wool is striped in purple, orange, yellow, yellow-green, dark green and red. It is similar to textile fragments found in Niya, where the textile has been used as footwear.