Egyptian (Arabic)
11th century


Height x width: 4 15/16 x 8 1/16 in. (12.5 x 20.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: heavy ribbed cream linen cloth; mostly cut away; at top is sewed heavy grayish-green linen cloth. Design: tapestry band, woven on paired warps. Line of floral Kufic (.03 high) in white linen filled with red and black silk on a yellow silk ground (which has mostly perished). Above and below is narrow running vine border of bluish-white linen and red and blue silk. Worn and with holes. Inscription: “Perfect blessing and universal prosperity and good fortune…”. See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund