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Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

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

  • Overall: 3 × 4 1/4 inches (7.6 × 10.8 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.407

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

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, 29.407.