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Fragment of a tapestry band

Part of a tapestry band, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Tapestry wefts of red, purple, and black wool and undyed linen. Red stripe with white wheels flanked by narrower purple stripes with small black rectangles. Much wool rotted out; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts