Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 11th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); one selvage extant, no special warping

  • Framed: Overall: 5 × 5 3/8 inches (12.7 × 13.7 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.400

Department

Islamic Art

  • Geometric motifs
  • Fatimid
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Floral pattern
  • Textile
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • Egypt
  • Bird
  • Animal

Provenance

Dorothea Russell. 1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Islamic, Egyptian, Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 11th century, balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); one selvage extant, no special warping. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.400.