shroud; textile

Burial shroud woven in natural cream, and dyed brown and black plant fibre. The textile has been sewn together along the selvedges of 4 narrower strips. Each of the strips is decorated with a central cream stripe, framed by a narrower brown, and a black stripe. These create a tabby-woven warp-faced panel with twill-woven borders at each end. Subtly different shaded bands are visible in the cream stripes within the panel. These are due to the use of cream or brown weft. In the borders the twill pattern is also more distinctive in the cream stripe. It alternates between 3 wider bands with a larger number of finer zigzags, and 3 bands containing one larger zigzag on a cream ground.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: