Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2018_16601_1


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 12th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
45 x 18 cm
Object number: 978.76.504.A
Credit Line: Abemayor Collection given in memory of Dr. Veronika Gervers, Associate Curator, Textile Department (1968-1979) by Albert and Federico Friedberg. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
Not on view

This tiraz band is very wide and incorporates a band of rope-like trellis-work framing winged animals and birds. The epigraphic band is a pseudo-script with tails extending below the line. The variation in coloured silks used for the tapestry weaving makes it appear bejewelled.

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