Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Islamic)
Early Islamic
8th-9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 40 x 26.4 cm (15 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Ground of light brown wool with a tapestry band woven with red, blue-green, yellow, blue & brown wool and natural-colored linen. At the top is a narrow hem sewed with grey-green wool. Design in the band consists of connected medallions enclosing birds on a red ground, alternating with medallions with rosettes surrounded by small discs; a narrow border frames the band.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes