Textile with a Pattern of Stars and Birds, Originally from a Cap

Silk; samite | 12.7in | 11th-12th century

Unknown Artist

This textile was part of a cap, whose paper lining (46.156.11b) shows words of an inscribed text. The style of this script appears to be connected with the Ayyubid, late Fatimid or early Mamluk periods, while the silk samite technique is attributed t...
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