Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); balanced plain weave with discontinuous silk wefts (tabby)

  • Framed: Overall: 2 5/8 × 9 1/2 inches (6.7 × 24.1 cm) Mount: 26 × 19 × 1 3/4 inches (66 × 48.3 × 4.4 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.408

Department

Islamic Art

  • Medallions (ornament areas)
  • Fatimid
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Kufic
  • Inscriptions
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • Textile
  • Egypt
  • Birds
  • Rabbits

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, first band: [translated: Victory from Allah] Inscribed, second band, arcade filled with repeated word: [barakah] [translated: blessing]

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, weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); balanced plain weave with discontinuous silk wefts (tabby). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.408.