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Thin neutral yellow linen decorated with narrow stripes of tapestry with scroll and vine designs woven with blue, green and neutral yellow silk on a black ground; between the stripes are powdered heart-shaped motifs. Worn and full of holes.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Islamic), Fatimid (?), 10th-12th century A.D. (?)


Overall: 27 x 50 cm (10 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts