Piece Of Fabric With Floral Designs

Piece of fabric with flora designs
  • Material: Wool

  • Date: 100 AD

  • Item Dimensions: 25 / 33 cm

  • Excavated from: Palmyra, Kitot Tower Tomb

  • Archaeological Mission: Pending for more info

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Palmyra’s 3ed Century civil art

Photo ref; Credits Syria, land of civilizations (Michel Fortin, Musée de la civilisation (Québec)

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The most opulent fabrics were those dyed purple since the dye was extracted from a Mediterranean mollusk, the murex, though a long and complicated process. Thousands of these mollusks were required since each one provided only a few drops of the precious color. The purple fabric of Palmyra no doubt came from Tyre or Sydon, cities that were famous for their production of this dye. at on point during the Roman empire. purple cloth was literally worth its weight in gold.

This type of cloth has been discovered in Palmyra more than in any other Mediterranean site. This in itself is an indication of the city’s wealth, for in the Roman period there was no better symbol of a luxury than a garment dyed this color.

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