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Fragment

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts tied by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts tied by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings.

Date:

Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th/ 15th century

Artist:

Egypt

About this artwork

Textiles held an important place in all Islamic courts, including that of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria. The appeal of woven fabrics lay in their rich colors, elaborate patterns, and luxury materials, including silk and metal thread. Woven silks such as these two fragments were hung as wall decorations, made into robes worn by members of the court, or given as official gifts to rulers of neighboring regions.

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Culture

Islamic

Title

Fragment

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 1367–1500

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts tied by secondary binding warps in plain interlacings

Dimensions

22.9 × 25.7 cm (9 × 10 1/8 in.) Weft repeat: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1983.746

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