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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD1250-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen and embrodered silk

  • Museum number:

    1110-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A piece of woven linen with silk embroidery. Egypt, El-Azam, Mamluk, ca. AD1250-1500. The linen is undyed; plain weave; approx. 22x22 tpc; z-spun; thread dia. approx. 0.5mm. Three bands (15mm wide) of decoration run across the fabric, one at the top, one at the bottom and one in the middle. It is a wavy vine with leaves coming off it. The lines are in cream silk and parts of the leaves are in blue/green silk. The piece is stained and with some holes.

Physical description

A piece of woven linen with silk embroidery. The linen is undyed; plain weave; approx. 22x22 tpc; z-spun; thread dia. approx. 0.5mm. Three bands (15mm wide) of decoration run across the fabric, one at the top, one at the bottom and one in the middle. It is a wavy vine with leaves coming off it. The lines are in cream silk and parts of the leaves are in blue/green silk. The piece is stained and with some holes.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

ca. AD1250-1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven linen and embrodered silk

Dimensions

Height: 140 mm, Width: 238 mm

Descriptive line

Silk embroidered on woven linen. Egyptian, El-Azam, Mamluk, ca. AD1250-1500.

Materials

Linen; Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Africa; Archaeology; Death

Collection

Middle East Section

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