Tiraz with gold

1075–99
Location: not on view
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Description

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.
Tiraz with gold

Tiraz with gold

1075–99

Egypt, Fatimid period

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