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Ground: ikat cotton cloth. Tied and dyed warp threads (of blue, brown and cream) cover brown binding-wefts in cloth weave. Twisted warp fringe (l. wide) at bottom. Design: elaborate interlaced Kufic inscription (.02 high) painted in gold with black outline. Small formal Kufic inscription (.015...

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Yemeni, 9th–10th century A.D.

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Overall: 29.5 x 39 cm (11 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

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Cotton plain weave, ikat-dyed, applied gold-leaf and ink


Textiles and Fashion Arts