The linen napkin has two silk strips at the sides embroidered with chain stitching. The upper band has a floral rinceau, which is a scrolling plant pattern, and a second wider band of birds that resemble doves holding a branch in their beaks. There is a band that goes behind their necks.
This band is flanked by a red Kufic inscription bearing the name of the Fatimid Caliph al-Aziz Billah, who died in AH 386 (AD 996). The colors of the vertical band are yellow, white, and black.