Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_14244_14


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with tapestry-woven decoration in silk
Geography: Egypt
Date: mid 12th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
28 x 24 cm
Object number: 978.76.285
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
DescriptionThis tiraz fragment in two pieces is made of loosely woven, bleached linen tabby, almost entirely covered with tapestry woven decoration in yellow and red silk. Three inscription bands are placed across the width, all in naskhi script (red against yellow ground). These inscription bands are separated from each other by rope ornaments, the centre sections of which are filled with stylized birds and stylized animals. The inscription in naskhi (cursive) script repeats two words, possibly: al-salamah [wa’l-] yumn (peace and good fortune).
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