© Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation


Name of Object:

Lampas silk and gold tunic

Location:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Date:

Hegira 7th – 8th century / AD 13th – 14th century

Type of object:

Textile

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 -1421

Period / Dynasty:

Mongol

Provenance:

Iran or Central Asia

Description:

This silk and gold tunic is assumed to be one of the very rare surviving pieces from the period after the Mongol conquest. It is woven in a highly complex technique known as lampas weave. Its subtle designs, which are contained within roundels, show close links with East Asian textiles.

Citation of this web page:

 "Lampas silk and gold tunic" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;ua;Mus21;43;en&id=clothing_and_costume

MWNF Working Number: UA 43

Related Content


On display in

MWNF Galleries


Download

As PDF (including images) As Word (text only)