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Tapestry fragment

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Ground: fine natural linen cloth, almost entirely cut away. Design: tapestry band woven on triple warps. Line of Kufic (.1 high) in white linen, formal; filled with brown silk; on a pink silk ground; decorated with white linen palmette and stems and green silk stems. Below is a border (.025...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Fatimid), mid-11th century


Height x width: 7 1/2 x 6 5/16 in. (19 x 16 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts