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    1700 year old child's sock



    Clothing is much more perishable than other artifacts, so it's nice to have such an intact sample. This one comes from Roman Egypt and it's quite lovely.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND—Joanne Dyer of the British Museum led a team of researchers who used multispectral imaging and digital microscopy to analyze a 1,700-year-old child’s sock recovered from a dump in Antinoupolis, a city in Roman Egypt, according to a report in The Guardian. The sock, shaped for the left foot with a separate section for the big toe, was fashioned from wool yarn in six or seven colors with a single-needle looping technique. The non-invasive tests revealed the wool for the tiny garment had been dyed with madder, woad, and weld to create the colors red, blue, and yellow, respectively. Double and sequential dying and weaving, and twisting the fibers, produced the sock’s different colored stripes


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    It looks completely modern! I could imagine a toddler bumbling around in that today.

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    1700 year old child's sock

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    fyi : I took all the pictures that I posted in this thread yesterday, all items are exhibited at “Yale University Art Gallery (museum) in New Haven CT
    I Web Optimized the Pics, because the originals are huge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBGuy View Post
    It looks completely modern! I could imagine a toddler bumbling around in that today.
    Modern and quite lovely. :) I wonder if they knew about the two needle technique and if not when it was adopted. It makes for a much "smoother" and "tighter" product.

    It makes me quite nostalgic, actually. First thing my mother taught me to knit was a scarf, for obvious reasons. A sock was next, to teach me how to "turn". People forget that people knit their own clothes until quite recently. My mother came from a very traditional, rural area of Italy, and they were still knitting heavy socks for the winter into the fifties. She taught me a lot of useful skills. If the apocalypse comes, I'm ready!

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    What a find!

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    me too! that's so sweet <3

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