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Tapestry fragment of a band

Warp of white wool, ground of red wool; the design of half octagons divided by crosses; between these are small crosses and forms that resemble the so-called combs on oriental rugs; woven with yellow, dark blue, light blue, pink and green wool and linen. Design shows Eastern influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 9th–10th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts