Band (Morocco), 18th century

Natural color linen worked in red silk with the design reserved in the linen outlined in green silk. Details of decoration in green silk. Main design consists of a fountain flanked by grotesque figures with animal-like heads and holding a cup. Standing behind a strange four-footed beast (stag?) whose horns sprout into a flower. Above is a border of highly stylized plant forms. Piece appears to be a part of a larger embroidery as the guard border below is cut. Stitches outline in green silk closely laid chain stitch for red of background.

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