Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry)

  • Framed: Overall: 1 3/4 × 8 inches (4.4 × 20.3 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.394

Department

Islamic Art

  • Fatimid
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Naskhi
  • Textile
  • Inscription
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • Egypt

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, Naskhi: [translated: Victory from God]

Provenance

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

Rights Status

Islamic, Egyptian, Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 12th century, balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.394.