Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Textile, shawl, cotton
Height 40 cm
This inscribed fabric from Yemen is part of an ikat-dyed cotton shawl dating from the 10th century. It is a typical product of the Yemeni weaving industry with an embroidered white inscription, which quotes a passage from the Fatiha, the first chapter of the Qur’an. The kufic inscription displays a unified symmetry and elegance achieved by the impressive triangular endings of the letters and by a number of varied slender arch-like motifs which makes it often difficult to read.
"Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;47;en&id=clothing_and_costume
MWNF Working Number: GR 47