Fragment with arcade and palmettes

Overall: 17.8 x 10.8 cm (7 x 4 1/4 in.); Mounted: 26.4 x 19.7 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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Although geometric patterns were fashionable in all media throughout the Islamic world, examples in textiles are the most abundant from Islamic Spain. In this fragment, gold-thread strapwork interlaces to form stars above columns that frame colorful palmette leaves in a fine tapestry weave.
Fragment with arcade and palmettes

Fragment with arcade and palmettes


Spain, probably Granada

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