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Ground: ikat cotton. Tied and dyed warp threads (of blue, brown and cream) cover brown binding-wefts in a cloth weave. Very worn. Design: elaborate interlaced Kufic inscription painted in gold with a black outline: covers the width of textile. Inscription: (.03 high) undeciphered. Similar to...

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Ellen Page Hall Fund

Yemeni, 9th–10th century A.D.


22.5 x 23 cm (8 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .23 x .225

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Painted Ikat cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts