Fragment

A work made of silk, tapestry weave.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silk, tapestry weave.

Date:

Fatimid period (969–1171), late 11th/early 12th century

Artist:

Egypt

About this artwork

In early and medieval times (from the late 7th century to about 1200), throughout the Islamic world, state-owned factories produced textiles both for use at court and for commercial sale. Known as tiraz (after the word for embroidery, suggesting the original technique), these textiles were intended as furnishing fabrics or robes, to be conferred as royal gifts. early examples were decorated with narrow bands of ornament and inscriptions that often included the name of the patron and the location of the factory. Later examples tend to be more decorative.

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Textiles

Culture

Islamic

Title

Fragment

Origin

Egypt

Date

1001–1200

Medium

Silk, tapestry weave

Dimensions

50.8 × 35.6 cm (20 × 14 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1976.60

Extended information about this artwork

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