Seller: picardiantiques (97) 95%, Location: Clinton Township, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 322020044180 COPTIC EGYPTIAN CLOTH C.100-300 A.D. Distinctive craft which descended from the linen industry essential to the mummification industry. 8" x 1 3/4" segment woven in purple on brown with a tree of life motif. Partially fragmented and professionally stabilized. The Copts were among the first Christians having been converted about 42 AD by Saint Mark. Their culture became insular and their art and crafts diverged from the Arab mainstream. Coptic cloth is narrow loomed employing stylized patterns from nature and mythology. It is among the most coveted of Coptic artifacts.