Tapestry borders

Saracenic & Coptic


Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 68 cm (6 5/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.767

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream linen gauze, in cloth weave. Torn, stained, and full of holes. Plain selvedge at right. Design: silk tapestry band. Stylized Kufic inscription (.02 high) with triangular tops to the tall letters; in light green, cream and yellow on darker cream ground. Inscription: “Praise be to god, and the Kingdom to god…” (repeated in reverse).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection