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Fragment of silk weaving

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Woven in silks and gilded anilmal membrane wound on a silk core. Central portion has rows of eight-pointed stars in white within white circles on a bright blue background. Above this is a narrow border of red in lozenge-shaped weave. At the bottom, a gold border in the same weave. Each of...

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Provenance

Probably from Sigüenza. Gudal, Barcelona; sold by Gudal to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1954, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $1700. (Accession Date: January 14, 1954)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Spanish-Arabic, 14th century

Object Place

probably from Sigüenza, Spain-Arabia

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 43.2 cm (11 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

54.2

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles