Rondel fragment with water fowl

Wool and linen | 20.3 x 27.3 x 27.3cm | 4th-6th century C.E.

Unknown designer

Looping, knitting, felting, and plaiting have been staple techniques for manipulating fibers since prehistoric times. This ancient textile, one of the first pieces to enter MoMA’s collection, was exhibited in 1931 alongside works by Paul Cézanne, Hen...
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