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Fragment of tapestry

Very fine undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band using white, red, yellow-green, blue, black and gold silk yarns. Wide inner band shows row of overlapping lozenges decorated with small motifs. Narrower outer bands show single leaves between repeating kufic characters. ...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), Fatamid period, 12th century

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Linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts