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brown woollen yarn. Above toe-seam, edges of uppers further joined over front of foot by buff felt gusset, covered with orn. open-work stitching in dark brown. Round opening of shoe thus left is stitched an upstanding band of same brown fabric, lined with dark blue woollen fabric of herring-bone weave, forming a sort of half-boot and apparently pinned at side of ankle, where it is finished off in fringe. Length 9k", gr. width (flat) 6f".
M. Tagh. a. 0044. Quilted buff felt shoe, of same make as M. Tagh. a. 0041. Only uppers and strip of sole on each side remain. Small gusset inserted at top of seam joining uppers in front. Insect-eaten. Length r 1", gr. width (flat) 8'.
M. Tagh. a. 0045. Uppers of quilted buff felt shoe ; similar in make to M. Tagh. a. 0041, but stitching in zigzag rows, not scale pattern. Opening round ankle strengthened by addition of strip of felt. Draw-string preserved. Insect-eaten. Length ro", gr. width (flat) 7".
M. Tagh. a. 0046. Half of octagonal cylinder of white chalk-like stone, broken lengthways, pierced. Length II", diam. A".
M. Tagh. a. 0047. Twigs and withered leaves of tree.
M. Tagh. a. I. 0047. Red-brown gum (?), now crumbling to powder. Found in Brâhmi manuscript bearing mark M. Tagh. a. i.
M. Tagh. a. III. oo6x. Fr. of wooden document, broken each end ; showing on obv. one line, on rev. several chars., possibly of Khar. Much effaced. 3" x r.
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00172. Cubical wooden die, marked in present-day fashion with small circles in ink. Cf. M. Tagh. i. 007 ; a. 003! ; M. i. iii. 004. 1" cube.
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00173. Wooden seal-case as M. Tagh. a. 0025. Roughly cut. 2" x" x r.
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00174. Fr. of wooden writing-slip, end with seal cay., slip blank and cut short to point.
31-" x â" X 2" to 8"•
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00175. Wooden stay for
bucket. See M. Tagh. b. ooi and Kha. ix. oor5. Length 3f".
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00176. Wooden amulet (?). Flat oblong piece of wood with rounded ends. Groove cut in thickness, all round edge. Once covered with dark leather, of which plentiful remains are left on one side. String passed twice round in groove, and knotted with ends for
attachment to necklace (?). Cf. L.A. ui. i. oor.
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00177. Fr. of silk brocade, buff with pattern in dark green, pink, and prob. other colours now indistinguishable. Double cloth, woven in same fashion as M. i. viii. 0017, which it much resembles. Pattern too fragmentary for reconstruction, but seems to have consisted of elliptical cartouches perhaps containing birds,
interspaced with lozenge-shaped spots. Cf. Ch. xlviii. 00I. 4" X 2".
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00178. Wooden disc chipped round, and pierced with four holes (8" diam.), slightly burnished on convex side. Strainer (?). Diam. x", thickness A".
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00179. Ring of white quartz (?): Outer diam. ir, inner diam. 3-'-e.", thickness 3".
M. Tagh. a. iv. oor80. Irregular fr. of green stone, jade (?), similar to T. xlv. v. 007. Gr. M. fr.
M. Tagh. a. iv. oox8x. Brown woollen cord knotted throughout except for 2" at each end. Length 1' 9".
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00182. Small hollow ball of silver (?), irregular. Diam. -k".
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00183. Fr. of bronze appliqué orn., crescent-shaped, with stud behind. Length t".
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00184. Fr. of crumpled leather stained black. r." x
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00185. Berry ; black, round. Pierced to serve as bead. Diam. ".
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00186. Fr. of bronze rivet-plate from buckle, as Kelpin. 0012. Elliptical with oblong slit. Orig. three pin-holes. Broken. 1-Ç" x â".
M. Tagh. a. Iv. 00187. Bronze ring, corroded, round in section. Diam. Iig" x I ", thickness is".
M. Tagh. a. iv. 00188. Fr. of buff woollen fabric, loose diagonal weave. Soft and worn. 9" x 4".
M. Tagh. b. ooi. Wooden stay for well-bucket, as M. Tagh. a. iv. 00175. Cord knotted round centre attaching it to loop of stouter hemp rope. See Kha. ix. 0015. Length of stay 34", length of cord and loop ro".
M. Tagh. b. 003. Wooden comb ; straight back with rounded corners. Almost intact. H. 24", width of", length of teeth it", thirteen teeth to I".
M. Tagh. b. 004. Fr. of red woollen fabric. Much torn ; diagonal weave. Gr. M. i' 8".
well- M. Tagh. b. 005. Part of string net. Meshes c. 1" sq.
Gr. M. 2' 2".
M. Tagh. b. oo6. Iron knife, much corroded, set in wooden handle as Ka. 1. 003. Length of whole 5f", of handle 3f"; width of blade c. s".
M. Tagh. b. 007-10. Three wooden arrow-shafts and pair of wooden pliers loosely tied together by two-strand cord.
007. Shaft has leaf-shaped sheet of bronze, painted black, inserted through end (split for the purpose) to take . place of feathers. Arrow bound tight with grass fibre at each end of sheet to hold it tight and prevent further splitting. Sheet shown by position of cord-groove to be perpendicular during flight. Hole at other end of shaft retains iron ,tang of head. This end also bound with fibre. Both ends with binding painted black. Length ioe", diam. TV.