Medieval Middle Eastern Cross Stitch Embroidery, graphed by Rosemary Stecher (Mathilde Eschenbach)
Red and blue silk on linen. Greek stitch, with some cross stitch in the border.
Egypt, Mamluk period (mid 13th-early 14th century)
Third variation of the counterchanging foliate pattern, alternating red and blue.
Ellis, Marianne Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt.
Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001. #37 (p. 55).
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