Textile fragment with tiraz band

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tiraz band

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Egypt (probable) (probable place of creation)
    Tinnis (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    AD 920 - 921
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with red silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.01 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.31

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  • Catalogue text

    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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