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Fragment of a band

The warp and weft are of white wool; the design of the border is dark blue, the design consists of diamonds with flattened points enclosing fruit or a branch of flowers. On each edge are groups of three squares. Woven with soft green, dark red and yellow wool and a very little white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts