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Last Garments. Grave finds from the Assi el-Hadath cave in Lebanon

Tunic made of cotton with silk embroidery, Mount Lebanon, 13th century Direction Générale des Antiquités du Liban, inv. no. 116369 Photo: © Abegg-Stiftung, CH-3132 Riggisberg (Christoph von Viràg)
The Abegg-Stiftung has been conserving textiles from the National Museum of Beirut for several years now. The textiles are shrouds and garments discovered in the Assi el-Hadath cave on Mount Lebanon between 1988 and 1993. There, in the thirteenth century, people sought shelter, lived and buried their dead. The garments were not made specially for burial, but served as everyday wear or feast-day attire during the wearers’ lifetime. They therefore paint a vivid picture of the clothing culture during that period.
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