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Fragment of tapestry

Very loose, tabby-woven, yellow-ochre ground with inwoven tapestry band; wefts of neutral yellow, ivory and blue silk and pinkish gold yarn. Central band shows affronted pairs of birds separated by single trees. Bordered by narrower blue bands showing kufic characters. Holes; ragged. Gold...

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Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts