A 10th century Egyptian textile

6thcentredband This textile is linen with a red woolen tapestry woven band (dyed with madder) with linen detail. The band has designs of hearts with a goat or a Sagittary in the middle. The dimensions are 30.5 cm by 31.5 cm. The item is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. redbanddetail6thcent This is the detail of the tapestry band. The Museum’s page says the textile is a sleeve remnant. However, the reverse of the textile is unusual- reverseredband6thcent This fringing is more expected in a shawl. The reverse details- redbandreverse6thcent Please let me know what you think the textile could be.

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3 comments on “A 10th century Egyptian textile

  1. [...] This textile is linen with a red woolen tapestry woven band (dyed with madder) with linen detail. The band has designs of hearts with a goat or a Sagittary in the middle. The dimensions are 30.5 cm…  [...]

  2. Mary says:

    There are childrens tunics with this furry fabric. I will have to look one up in my reference material but there is a hooded tunic nearly complete in one of the museum collections.
    I will send you the information once I get home and can find it in my library

  3. Mary says:

    Greetings found the reference the book is called Fragile Remnants published by the MAK Center for Arts and Architecture edited by Peter Noever see the garments listed as 70 and 71 there is also a fragment of a hood. Mostly the loops are on the outside but several garments show the loops on the inside. there are arguments that the technique is for warmth
    I still havent found the illustration of the childs tunic that I was orignally thinking of.
    Mary (Lady Ratiri – Atenveldt)

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