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Design of interlacing yellow bands outlined with pinkish red silk. Geometric designs in the intervening spaces woven with pinkish red, light and dark blue, white, and yellow silk. Narrow border design, evidently cut from same piece is sewed on one end. Worn.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $90. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish (Arabic), 14th–15th century

Dimensions

11 x 28 cm (4 5/16 x 11 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.28 0.11

Accession Number

26.796

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles