TIRAZ INSCRIPTION
Medieval Middle Eastern Cross Stitch Embroidery, graphed by Rosemary Stecher (Mathilde Eschenbach)

Red silk on linen.
Reported as cross stitch, but appears to be Greek stitch, with additional single stitches.
Egypt, Abbasid period (10th century). Kelsey Museum, KM 26741

The chart was created using three different detail images of the piece. The closest detail contained just the part with the red bar underneath it, the next one included that plus the sections with the yellow bars underneath, and the third contained everything in the chart. The entire piece is not charted since the picture of the whole thing was to fuzzy to use.

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