Textile fragment - ROM2014_13919_1

ROM2014_13919_1

Textile fragment

Medium:Mulham (silk and cotton tabby)
Geography: Probably made in Egypt; found in Fostat (Old Cairo)
Date: 11th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
Dimensions:
0.5 x 13.5 x 15 cm
Object number: 981.218.5
Credit Line: Division of excavated material granted to the Royal Ontario Museum by the American Research Centre in Egypt, in appreciation of the contribution given to excavations conducted at Fustat, near Cairo, by George Scanlon.
Not on view
DescriptionTextile fragment found in the 1980 excavation season at Fostat (Old Cairo). Striped and plaid designs were easily achieved by varying the colour of individual warps and wefts in a prescribed sequence. Documentary sources like those of the Cairo Geniza often mention such fabrics used for clothing.
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