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Textile fragment

The design shows Syrian or Persian influence. Pinkish red silk ground on which is woven with light tan colored silk a design of intersecting bands of ornament enclosing heart shaped forms. This piece was cut in the shape of a square and sewed on to a garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, 6th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk samit


Textiles and Fashion Arts