Dress edge remains


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We excavated some remains of a midriff edge from a woman’s grave at Szigetszentmiklós. The textile contained metal strings that included silver. I cleared the small elements under the microscope, then I adjusted them grainline on a glass plate by humifying them softly. After drying I sewed the pieces to an acid-free, linen-covered cardboard with a coloured, untwisted silk string.

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