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3=D sprang

3=D sprang

Chief’s Tunic or Cape (kinzembe  or zamba kya mfumu) D.R. Congo or Angola, Kongo-related peoples  Possibly 19th century  Raffia palm fiber; openwork.

Chief’s Tunic or Cape (kinzembe or zamba kya mfumu) D. Congo or Angola, Kongo-related peoples Possibly century Raffia palm fiber; Gallery notes: This tunic is unique for being one of the few ceremonial garments from Central Africa.

Fragment of a woman's hood, linen, sprang, 200 BCE - 150 CE, Egypt.

Fragment of a woman's hood Egyptian, 200 B. 150 Dimensions Overall: 8 x 9 cm x 3 in.) Medium or Technique Linen;

Cap  Date: probably 5th–8th century  Geography: Egypt  Medium: Linen, wool; sprang technique  Classification: Textiles  Accession Number: 89.18.362

This head covering was created using a technique known as sprang, which produces a highly elastic, netlike fabric. After stretching a system of parallel warp threads on a frame, the weaver would generate the fabric by twisting and interlacing the threads

Sprang (https://www.facebook.com/Sprangbraiding and https://www.facebook.com/chiekoaihara.sprang)

Sprang (https://www.facebook.com/Sprangbraiding and https://www.facebook.com/chiekoaihara.sprang)

Sprang - ancient braiding technique - from the exhibition in the Vamberg Lace Museum (Czech Republic), this piece was created by  Milca Eremiasova

Sprang - ancient braiding technique - from the exhibition in the Vamberg Lace Museum (Czech Republic), by Milca Eremiasova

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Replika koptské čapky z 5.-7. století, 1999. Krosienky, vlna. Pro Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze vytvořila Alena Samohýlová.

Replika koptské čapky z 5.-7. století, 1999. Krosienky, vlna. Pro Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze vytvořila Alena Samohýlová.

jacket and scarf

jacket and scarf

details of 3-D sprang

details of sprang

Photo: Sprang cap from iron age bog body

Textiles in the Danish Museum in Copenhagen - Kate C - Picasa Webalbum

sprang cap

sprang cap

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