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Cheetah Tears
This Spanish textile features confronted leopards or cheetahs within a geometric framework, an enduring motif that probably originated in early Islamic Egypt or Persia. Woven in the 15th century by Islamic weavers, this silk lampas may have been produced in AlmerĂ­a, a center of silk production in AndalucĂ­a and a source of blue and gold...