Tapestry borders

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.


Overall: 19 x 44 cm (7 1/2 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Two borders fastened together. Ground of the main fields is of pink wool; design consists of connected bands which form connected triangular motifs enclosing birds and plants; woven with green, light and dark blue, red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. On the edges of both borders are bands with L-shaped ornaments woven with brownish violet wool on a dark brown ground.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection