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Rectangular fragment of embroidery

Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with blue and brown silks in herringbone stitch. Shows three transverse bands, each showing a pattern of interlocking hooks or waves bordered by narrower bands showing alternating S-shaped curves end to end. Soiled; stains, holes, one long tear. Silk...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 13th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts