Inscribed reed floor mat
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Floor mat, tabby weave
Tabby weave with brocaded decoration, hemp and bast fibre
223 cm X 115 cm
A fine floor mat, woven on the loom, with sparse decoration, self-patterned borders with interlocking lozenge pattern and pairs of brown brocaded bands. The inscriptions, written in a kufic script, have benedictory content with details about the work's creation, as naming Tabariya the place of production. Such floor coverings were made for domestic and religious interiors and were possibly used during prayers.
"Inscribed reed floor mat" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;27;en&id=religious_life
MWNF Working Number: GR 27