|The Glen Affric fragment appears to have been hand spun
and hand woven. The piece has a hard surface, loose
texture, and the use of combed yarn and a natural
background is unlike the products of recent decades. It is
similar to samples recovered from burials in peat - late
17th century. The dye used in the red stripe is not
madder. The black stripe used iron mordant to a standard
recipe. The green contains indigotin.