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What is this?

Dark blue silk cloth crossed at half inch intervals by bands of geometric repeats with guard bands above and below formed by pale yellow, pale blue and black wefts. One plain selvage, at right angles to bands, terminating in pale yellow silk cord.

This is a textile from Egypt. It is dated 12th century and we acquired it in 1951. Gift of Frances Morris.

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Its medium is

medium: silk technique: plain compound cloth

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 39.2 x 30.5 cm (15 7/16 in. x 12 in.)

This object was donated by Miss Frances Morris

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