A blackwork border

mfafragment This is a piece of blackwork embroidery from Egypt or Arabia. Made between the 13th to 16th centuries, it is linen embroidered with red and blue silk. The size is 15 cm by 6 cm, with the fabric selvage visible at the top of the picture.

I have charted up the design-
mfaborderfragment (pdf)

The item is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


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