Fragment of embroidery

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

22.5 x 20.5 cm (8 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.21 x 0.23 m

Accession Number

48.1061

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with black silk (?) in chain stitches. Design in thin outlines shows a broad central band with symmetrical arrangment of scrolling leaves and pointed blossoms flanked by narrower borders showing undulating leafy vines. Stains; holes. Silk gone in places.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund