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The History of Knitting Pt 2: Madonnas, Stockings and Guilds, Oh My! |

Childs sock. Egypt, probably the city of Fustat, near Cairo Possibly 11-12th C. Fatimid; or 12-13th C. Ayyubid; or 13-15th C. Mamluk More info:

date uncertain, possibly first half of the 11th c., Egypt, Fatimid period. 6 stitches and 12 rows per cm. The repeated word in Kufic says "al-Nasr", "Victory". Note 3-strand color knitting at top of piece - dark indigo, medium indigo, and madder red-orange. Documented in "Tissus d'Égypte. Témoins du monde arabe, VIIIe-XVe siècles : collection Bouvier", #160.