For more than 1,000 years, this hat survived in a tomb preserved by the dry climate and sandy soil of Egypt. Textiles from Coptic tombs offer insight into the lives of the early Christians of Egypt, including what they wore, and how they wove and stitched together garments. Look for the small earflaps around the base.

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How old is the oldest textile you have and what condition is it in?

responded: Mar 27, 2011

Posted by Shelley Burian

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I have a Belgian wall tapestry which was machine woven in 1900. It is faded but in fairly good condition, no holes or broken threads.

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