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Linen square

Linen square, hemmed on all sides. Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with violet-brown and yellow-brown silk in long flat stitches resembling inlaid weaving. Four narrow bands, one parallel to each side, with feathery edges and a looping, meandering line down center. Direction of...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–16th century

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Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts