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Fragment of embroidery

Ecru tabby-woven ground (silk warp, linen weft?), embroidered with brown and ivory silk and couched gold yarns. One half unworked; other half shows a star in a roundel and six lozenges; trefoils in interspaces. Gold discolored, silks partly gone. Holes, ragged.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Mesopotamian, 10th–11th century

Object Place

Baghdad, Mesopotamia

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts