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Undyed tabby-woven linen ground embroidered with red and blue silk in square double running stitch. A band of red eight-pointed stars contained in blue hexagon; red diamonds fill spaces between hexagons. Narrow filigree border. Selvedge at one end. Soiled; silks worn off in places.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–16th century

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6 x 15 cm (2 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 15.0 x 6.0 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, Silk yarns on linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts