Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13928_30


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Wool tabby with wool and cotton tapestry
Geography: Fayyum, Egypt
Date: 9th-10th Century
Period: Early Islamic
26.7 x 17.5 cm
Object number: 980.78.43
Credit Line: Wilkinson Collection, Gift of 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
DescriptionTiraz band from a striped garment, perhaps a shawl. A rectangular tapestry-woven panel with birds and quadrupeds in pearl medallions is set into a ground decorated with multicoloured weft bands. The panel is framed by a tiraz-like inscription in Fayyumi pseudo-Arabic script.
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