cloak; rain cape

Rain cape, mino. There is a band at the top consisting of bundles of straw tied together at regular intervals in the same way as the leggings acquired from the same source (6.12.65/579). These are bent over along the long edge so that some can form the main body of the cape by being knotted together as strands of plied twine. Some of the ends, all over the surface of the cape, are left loose so as to form a loose fibrous covering. In some areas of the cape these loose strands are missing, perhaps having worn away.

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