Fragment of a shawl

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


Dimensions

56 x 123 cm (22 1/16 x 48 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.23 x .56

Accession Number

91.159

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A coarse natural-colored linen fabric with fringe on bottom; across the bottom narrow red stripes enclose an oblong space in which is a line of diamonds of red, blue, yellow, orange, and pink wool connected by a red stripe.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards