Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 11th or 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave with discontinuous silk weft (tabby); weft faced plain weave with supplementary silk weft, also weft faced plain weave (tapestry); one selvage extant

  • Framed: Overall: 7 × 7 7/8 inches (17.8 × 20 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.403.1

Department

Islamic Art

  • Hearts (motifs)
  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Fatimid
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Textile
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • Egypt

Provenance

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

Rights Status

Islamic, Egyptian, Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 11th or 12th century, balanced plain weave with discontinuous silk weft (tabby); weft faced plain weave with supplementary silk weft, also weft faced plain weave (tapestry); one selvage extant. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.403.1.