Fragment of Tiraz Textile, 12th century

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); five panels are sewn together horizontally

  • Framed: Overall: 13 1/4 × 19 inches (33.7 × 48.3 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

29.421.A

Department

Islamic Art

  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Medallions (ornament areas)
  • Fatimid
  • Weft pile weave
  • Tabby (textile)
  • Kufic
  • Textile
  • Fragment
  • Torn
  • Plain cloth weave
  • Floral motifs
  • Egypt
  • Birds
  • Rabbits

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, illegible.

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); five panels are sewn together horizontally. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 29.421.A.