Bundle of felt

Bundle of felt

Bundle of felt
Central Asia
200-400 AD
Felted wool
Length 18.5 cm x width 6.5 cm
Museum no. LOAN:STEIN.68 (L.B.IV.v.0011)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

Life in the oasis towns of the Taklamakan was most likely rather harsh at times, and all produce could come of use in one way or another and therefore saved. Here, narrow strip cuttings from white felt have been saved and tied together. However, the cut-offs were never used and Stein found them within the ruins of a house at Loulan site B.