Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Islamic)
Early Islamic
8th-10th century A.D.

Object Place: The Fayoum (?), Egypt


Overall: 8.5 x 32 cm (3 3/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; weft of wool; design consists of two birds (ostriches ) alternating with two quadrupeds, each enclosed in a trapezoid; woven with red, green, brown, purple and blue wool, framed by a serranated bord. Probably a shoulder band; found in Fayoum.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes