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Tapestry: Fatimid

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Ground: fine natural linen gauze (in cloth weave). At top are fringe (.015 wide) and two narrow silk stripes, one of red and one of yellow. At right is plain selvedge pulled very tightly. Piece missing in center. Worn and stained many holes in smaller fragment. Design: silk tapestry band. Formal...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th century


Height x width: 17 1/8 x 22 7/16 in. (43.5 x 57 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts