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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD1250-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen embroidered with silk.

  • Museum number:

    804-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Undyed linen embroidered with red silk. Egyptian, Mamluk period, ca. AD1250-1500. Possibly a scarf or girdle. There is selvedge on two sides. There is one band of geometric patterning (50mm wide) consisting of square with different patterns and bordered with a line and crosses. Another section of embroidery starts after a break of 25mm and consistes of a border of geometric patterns and a body of zig-zagged lunes of small squares. Approx. 17x15 tpc. The piece is stained with some holes.

Physical description

Undyed linen embroidered with red silk. Possibly a scarf or girdle. There is selvedge on two sides. There is one band of geometric patterning (50mm wide) consisting of square with different patterns and bordered with a line and crosses. Another section of embroidery starts after a break of 25mm and consistes of a border of geometric patterns and a body of zig-zagged lunes of small squares. Approx. 17x15 tpc. The piece is stained with some holes.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

ca. AD1250-1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen embroidered with silk.

Dimensions

Width: 140 mm, Height: 190 mm

Descriptive line

Linen embroidered with silk. Egyptian, Mamluk period, ca. AD1250-1500. Geometric patterns.

Materials

Linen; Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidery; Dyeing

Categories

Africa; Archaeology; Textiles; Death

Collection

Middle East Section

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