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Ground: ikat cotton cloth. Tied and dyed warp threads (of blue, brown and cream) cover brown binding-wefts in a cloth weave pieced at left. Brown stripe (.08 wide) at right. Twisted warp fringe (.1 wide) at bottom. Design: an elaborate interlaced Kufic inscription (.04 high) painted in gold with...

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Provenance

1934, purchased by the MFA for $295.70 (total price for 34.114-120). (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Yemenite, 9th–10th century A.D.

Object Place

Yemen

Dimensions

45 x 79 cm (17 11/16 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.115

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, warp ikat with gold leaf and black ink

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes