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Embroidery fragment

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Ground: linen. Design: three bands of geometric ornaments, the middle one worked in light neutral orange silk with weaving stitch, the two outer bands worked with dark neutral blue silk, with the same stitch.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–15th century


Overall: 11.8 x 28 cm (4 5/8 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery; silk yarns on linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts