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Large and small fragments, stitched together

Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with faded red, yellow and blue silks in stem and chain stitches. Between narrow borders showing repeated trefoils, a large conventionalized leaf with a small heart at its two narrow branches, each bearing a single heart-shaped leaf. Red silk almost...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–16th century

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Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts