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Warp of linen; weft of wool; design consists of two birds (ostriches ?) alternating with two quadrupeds, each enclosed in a trapezoid; woven with red, green, brown, purple and blue wool, framed by a serranated bord. Probably a shoulder band; found in Fayoum.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

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

Object Place

The Fayoum (?), Egypt


Overall: 9.5 x 32 cm (3 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts