11th century (?)


34 x 105 cm (13 3/8 x 41 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.05 x .34

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Loosely woven natural colored linen, in which is woven a wide border made up of a middle band and four guard bands. The main border is yellow silk; red silk and white linen lines outline detail circles connected by bars. The centers of the circles are alternately red and blue and have blue or yellow indefinite forms on them. The inner guard bands are red and have a cufic word? woven into them with white linen and black silk; between the tall letters are oval yellow spots with red or black lines in them. The outer guard bands are yellow and are divided into irregularly shaped forms by a line of red silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection