Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 11th or 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave with bands of discontinuous wefts (tabby); balanced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry)

  • Framed: Overall: 7 1/2 × 2 1/4 inches (19.1 × 5.7 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.404

Department

Islamic Art

  • Fatimid
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Textile
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • 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 or 12th century, balanced plain weave with bands of discontinuous wefts (tabby); balanced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.404.