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Two fragments, made of two narrow bands, seamed

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century

Object Place: Egypt


34 x 8 cm (13 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with blue, brown and pink silks in tight, square, double-faced stitch. Shows bands of alternating pink and blue upright and inverse triangles flanked by narrow borders showing thin undulating ribbon. Part of selvedge at one end of each band. Stains, holes, ragged edges.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund