Antique Islamic Wool Textile, Egypt,
Fatimid Period Textile
969 - 1171 A.D.
Size 8" x 7"
Size 20 x 18cm
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Provenance: Formerly in the H. Kevorkian Collection
Cf: Tissus D’Egypte, Bouvier Collection Geneva
An Important Early Islamic Textile
Origin: Egypt, old Cairo, Type: fragments, Period: 10-12
Warp: Material: wool, dark brown, dyed Spin/Ply: 5 spun Density:
Weft: Material: wool, dyed Spin/Ply: 5 spun, Density: 62in facing
Decoration/Surface: Technique: Weft faced plain weave in 8 colors,
banded with continuous wefts.
Finishes: original joining seam.