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Egypt	(find spot) Fustat	(possible find spot) Near East	(place of creation) Date 10th - 15th century AD Material and techniquelinen, embroidered with blue, green, and yellow silk; pulled-thread openwork; linen backing; with a hem and stitching in flax

Egypt (find spot) Fustat (possible find spot) Near East (place of creation) Date 10th - 15th century AD Material and techniquelinen, embroidered with blue, green, and yellow silk; pulled-thread openwork; linen backing; with a hem and stitching in flax

Coptic. Tapestry Weave, 5th-6th century C.E. Silk, linen, 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 15.439. Creative Commons-BY

Coptic. Tapestry Weave, 5th-6th century C.E. Silk, linen, 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 15.439. Creative Commons-BY

Hanging with Christian Images, 500s Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century plain weave (tabby) with inwoven tapestry weave; dyed wool, undyed linen, 1982.73

Hanging with Christian Images, 500s Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century plain weave (tabby) with inwoven tapestry weave; dyed wool, undyed linen, 1982.73

Textile fragment from the neck of a garment with linked diamond-shapes and lattice - Egypt -  Fustat -  10th - 15th c CE -  cotton, dyed blue, and embroidered with red silk; neck opening with lining; with stitching in flax - 33.5 x 19 cm max. (length x width) - ground fabric, along length/width 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count) - lining, along length/width 12 / 14 threads/cm (thread count) -  ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diam) -  addl fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diam)

Textile fragment from the neck of a garment with linked diamond-shapes and lattice - Egypt - Fustat - 10th - 15th c CE - cotton, dyed blue, and embroidered with red silk; neck opening with lining; with stitching in flax - 33.5 x 19 cm max. (length x width) - ground fabric, along length/width 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count) - lining, along length/width 12 / 14 threads/cm (thread count) - ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diam) - addl fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diam)

Textile Fragment (Byzantine Silk)  Silk; samite. 25x17 cm  Early medieval culture of the Adygo-Alanian tribes. 8th century	 Khasaut Burial Mound (?), North-western Caucasus, Karachayevo-Cherkessk Republic, environs of the City of Kislovodsk

Textile Fragment (Byzantine Silk) Silk; samite. 25x17 cm Early medieval culture of the Adygo-Alanian tribes. 8th century Khasaut Burial Mound (?), North-western Caucasus, Karachayevo-Cherkessk Republic, environs of the City of Kislovodsk

Fragment of a Sleeve. Egypt, 4th-5th century. Linen plain weave. From the Met: 90.5.169

Fragment of a Sleeve. Egypt, 4th-5th century. Linen plain weave. From the Met: 90.5.169

Cap with diamond-shapes and triangles     1450 - 1550      silk, embroidered with coloured silk; linen lining; band and crown joined with a run-and-fell seam in flax      12 cm (h)     18 cm (dia)     ground fabric (silk), along l /w 42 / 42 threads/cm (thread ct)     ground (linen), along l /w 21 / 21 threads/cm (thread ct)     ground (silk) 0.02 cm (thread dia)     ground (linen) 0.05 cm (thread dia)      embroidery 0.05 cm (thread dia)   Accession #     EA1984.126

Cap with diamond-shapes and triangles 1450 - 1550 silk, embroidered with coloured silk; linen lining; band and crown joined with a run-and-fell seam in flax 12 cm (h) 18 cm (dia) ground fabric (silk), along l /w 42 / 42 threads/cm (thread ct) ground (linen), along l /w 21 / 21 threads/cm (thread ct) ground (silk) 0.02 cm (thread dia) ground (linen) 0.05 cm (thread dia) embroidery 0.05 cm (thread dia) Accession # EA1984.126

8th or 9th c silk samite from Egypt or Syria; the Norse cut silk samite fabric into thin strips & appliqued it as trim onto clothing

8th or 9th c silk samite from Egypt or Syria; the Norse cut silk samite fabric into thin strips & appliqued it as trim onto clothing

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