Shawl, 1500s

  • Islamic, Spanish
  • Islamic, North African

Silk brocade

  • Framed: Overall (not including fringe): 60 1/2 × 26 1/2 inches (153.7 × 67.3 cm) Mount: 74 1/2 × 33 × 3 inches (189.2 × 83.8 × 7.6 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

47.57

Department

Islamic Art

  • Geometric motifs
  • Nasrid
  • Fringe
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Pattern (design element)
  • Brocaded
  • Shawl
  • Spain
  • Africa

Provenance

(Adolf Loewi); 1947-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Weidel, Adele C. 2000 Years of Textiles. New York, 1952, no. 86, p. 104 (ill.).

Rights Status

possibly Islamic, Spanish; possibly Islamic, North African, Shawl, 1500s, silk brocade. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 47.57.