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Fragment

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings.

Date:

Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th/15th century

Artist:

Egypt

About this artwork

Textiles held an important place in all Muslim courts, including that of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria. The appeal of woven fabrics lay in their rich colors, elaborate patterns, and luxury materials such as silk and metal thread. Some woven silks were hung as wall decorations; others were made into robes worn by members of the court or given as official gifts to rulers of neighboring regions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Islamic

Title

Fragment

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 1301–1500

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings

Dimensions

20.8 × 38.2 cm (8 1/4 × 15 in.) Weft repeat: 14.2 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1982.1461

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