About this artwork
Textiles held an important place in all Muslim 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 such as silk and metal thread. Some woven silks were hung as wall decorations; others were made into robes worn by members of the court or given as official gifts to rulers of neighboring regions.
Currently Off View
- Made 1367–1400
- Silk, satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts
- 30 × 32 cm (11 3/4 × 12 5/8 in.) Repeat: 15.8 × 11.3 cm (6 1/4 × 4 1/2 in.)
- Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment