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Fragment of a tapestry border

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Warp of linen; ground of yellow-brown wool; the design consists of lozenges from which stem branch-like motifs. One of the lozenges encloses a bird motif. Unidentifiable details inside the others are woven in red wool The main area of these designs is framed by a dark brown bands.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 7 x 24 cm (2 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts