Feb 16, 2011
Feb 16, 2011

Tiraz with gold

Tiraz with gold


Plain weave with inwoven tapestry weave: linen, silk, and gold filé

Overall: 29 x 14.8 cm (11 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1982.103



Gold thread forms the background of undecipherable texts and interlaced medallions in two tripartite bands woven with silk in slit-tapestry weave on a dark blue-green sharb linen ground. Sharb is a fine linen, which often formed the ground fabric for ṭirāz. Roosters, hens, and confronted chicks decorate the medallions.

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