Decorated Band from a Tunic or Curtain

Decorated Band from a Tunic or Curtain


Tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool

Overall: 8.2 x 24.7 cm (3 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.); Mounted: 14.6 x 30.5 cm (5 3/4 x 12 in.)

Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1960.275



This colorful and finely woven band combines motifs of the Byzantine period, such as the bird and flanking palmettes (fan-shaped leaves), with new Islamic fashions such as the roundel with a pearl border.

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