Feb 3, 2006

Fragment of a Tiraz

Fragment of a Tiraz


Silk embroidery on linen tabby ground

Overall: 33 x 46.4 cm (13 x 18 1/4 in.)

Gift of George D. Pratt 1932.31



The design consists of a broad five partite decorative band with geometric ornamentation in red, red and green, and yellow and dark blue, and a single line of Arabic text embroidered in red on the plain ecru linen cloth. This inscription, extremely damaged and fragmentary, has been deciphered only in part.

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