Textile fragment with tiraz band

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    Fragment of a tiraz cloth, of which the inscription reads: "…'ala yaday Shafi' sana thamani wa…" (under the direction of Shafi' in the year (30)8/920 AD).

    The inscription's reference to Shafi' and the date relate this tiraz textile to one in the Textile Museum, Washington D.C., to a second one in the Benaki Museum, Athens, as well as to a third tiraz in the Dumbarton Oaks collection. Shafi' was director or intendant at the tiraz factory at Tinnis.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i

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