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Fragment of embroidery

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Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with black silk (?) in chain stitches. Design in thin outlines shows a broad central band with symmetrical arrangment of scrolling leaves and pointed blossoms flanked by narrower borders showing undulating leafy vines. Stains; holes. Silk gone in...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–16th century

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22.5 x 20.5 cm (8 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.21 x 0.23 m

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Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts