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Name of Object:

Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Type of object:

Textile, shawl, cotton

Museum Inventory Number:

15053

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Cotton

Dimensions:

Height 40 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Abbasid

Provenance:

Yemen

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. 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

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