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Fragment of Tiraz Textile, between 1020 and 1035

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with discontinuous wefts (tapestry); supplementary silk weft in weft faced plain weave; stem of letters held in place by wrapping weft with silk thread

  • Overall: 7 3/4 × 17 1/2 inches (19.7 × 44.5 cm)

Gift of George Dwight Pratt

32.27

Inscribed: ["...And His Friend 'Ali Abi al-Hasan, the Imam al-Zahir li-I'zaz Din Allah, Commander of the Faithful. Allah's benedictions upon him and upon his ancestors, the pure Imams. From what was ordered to be made by the Wazir, the Most Illustrious, Friend of the Commander of the Faithful and..."]

George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA)

1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Islamic, Egyptian, Fragment of Tiraz Textile, between 1020 and 1035, balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with discontinuous wefts (tapestry); supplementary silk weft in weft faced plain weave; stem of letters held in place by wrapping weft with silk thread. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of George Dwight Pratt, 32.27.