Fragment of embroidery

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

15.5 x 28 cm (6 1/8 x 11 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.28 x 0.16 m

Accession Number

48.1063

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk yarn

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with dark blue silk in long flat stitches resembling inlaid weaving. Pair of narrow parallel bands showing fine linear geometric ornament. Soiled, stained; holes and ragged edges.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund