Felting is an ancient textile process, believed to be the oldest form in existence. Prehistoric samples date from the Neolithic period B.C), while other important finds come from the Bronze and Iron Ages.
This group contains the slides from sites of Nymph, Olbia, Ordzhonikidze, Serven Brothers, Simferopol and Solokha. Most of remains art gold object for decoration. Human and animal motifs are widely used on these artifacts.
Fragment, 13th century Spain. This is a Fragment. It is dated 13th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is silk, metallic and its technique is float patterned plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department. This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan. It is credited Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. It is inscribed Translated; "Praise be to God" Cite this object as Fragment (Spain), 13th century. silk, metallic. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-229-a/c.