Battle flag

Spanish-Arabic
14th century


Dimensions

108 x 72.5 cm (42 1/2 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.638

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Said to be part of an Arab battle flag. Three pieces sewed together. Wide blue satin stripes divided by narrower red and green stripes. Design: Arabic letters, woven with white silk, on blue stripes, with Arabesques and floral ornament woven with yellow, red, blue, and cream colored silk on red and green stripes. Very much worn.

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund