The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Tiraz with gold

Tiraz with gold

Location: not on view


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.
  • Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
  • Mackie, Louise W. Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century. Cleveland; New Haven: Cleveland Museum of Art; Yale University Press, 2015. Reproduced: P. 104, fig. 3.21; Mentioned: P. 105, 215
  • The Year in Review for 1982. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 5-February 6, 1983).
  • {{cite web|title=Tiraz with gold|url=false|author=|year=1075–99|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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