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Rectangular fragment of embroidery

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

27 x 12.5 cm (10 5/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1078

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with blue and brown silks in herringbone stitch. Shows three transverse bands, each showing a pattern of interlocking hooks or waves bordered by narrower bands showing alternating S-shaped curves end to end. Soiled; stains, holes, one long tear. Silk gone in a few places.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund