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Fragment of a garment

Late 11th century


Overall: 16 x 47 cm (6 5/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: cream linen cloth. Ragged: several holes. Two pieces mounted together. Design: two bands of tapestry. At top isd narrow band (.018 wide) with pink and blue silk stars separated by small green and light blue silk rectangles; on cream silk ground. At bottom the same band is repeated, bordered above and below with line of imitation Kufic (.01 high) in cream linen on pink silk ground, ornamented with yellow silk scrolls. Edged at outside with narrow blue silk stripe. (.002 wide).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection