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Warp and weft of wool; design consists of single lozenges alternating with groups of smaller ones; a bird is inside one of the lozenges; bordered with several narrow geometric motifs; woven with red, light and dark blue, green and yellow wool. Very worn; many holes. Found in Upper Egypt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Islamic), Early Islamic, 8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 24 x 44 cm (9 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts