Weaving fragment

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


Height x width: 23 x 22 cm (9 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; woven

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: light neutral yellow wool. Weft: light neutral yellow, pinkish orange, and green wool. Two-faced weft twill. Design: horizontal bands of conventionalized leaf or tree forms divided by rows or four petalled rosettes and small round spots. On one side the ground is pinkish orange, on the other it is light neutral yellow.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend