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Fragment

A work made of silk, satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts.
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  • A work made of silk, satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts.

Date:

Mamluk period (1250–1517), late 14th century

Artist:

Egypt

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.

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Culture

Islamic

Title

Fragment

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 1367–1400

Medium

Silk, satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts

Dimensions

30 × 32 cm (11 3/4 × 12 5/8 in.) Repeat: 15.8 × 11.3 cm (6 1/4 × 4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1983.747

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