H: 21 cm (8-1/4 inches)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave, embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped yarns, lined with cotton plain weave
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Ground: red wool, very much worn so that coarse cotton lining is visible. Design: (repeated 3 times) turbaned rider wearing a veil (Muhammad) riding a horse with a crowned woman’s head and peacock’s tail (Buraq) - (Koran Chap. XVII), worked with metal thread (gilded silver wound on pale orange silk) and blue green and cream colored silk with outlines of black silk. (Couched stitches, with a little satin stitch).
Gift of Gregor Aharon