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

Red and green silk on linen. Cross stitch. Square outlines are in Greek stitch.
Egypt, late Fatimid or early Ayubid period (12th-13th century)

Merlange, Germaine. Catalog of the Elsberg Collection of Egypto-Arabic Embroideries of the Mediaeval Period, The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, Vol. 12, No. 1 (1928), #15 (p. 28).

Chart for Cross Stitch Embroidery

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