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Tiraz fragment

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Fragment of silk and cotton plain weave. Warp of Z spun single silk thread and thicker weft of lightly Z-spun cotton. Embroidered with silk and metallic thread. Metal thread composed on hammered copper-colored foil wrapped around a silk core. At center; enclosed in a hexagon is a simple Kufic...

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Possibly Mesopotamian, About 10th century A.D.


Height x width: 7 1/2 x 8 11/16 in. (19 x 22 cm)

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Cotton and silk plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts