Los Angeles, United States of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hegira second half of the 3rd century–4th century / AD second half of the 9th century–10th century
Wool and linen, tapestry-woven; linen warps and wool and linen wefts
30.16 x 123.82 cm
Textiles from the first centuries of the Islamic era survive mainly in the form of fragments, including tiraz, with their characteristic embroidered or woven inscriptions supplying the name and titles of the ruler. Such cloth was produced in state factories and was the exclusive preserve of the caliph. This piece belongs to the Tulunid period (AH 254–292 / AD 868–905) in Egypt, where most of the surviving tiraz were discovered. It is one of the largest such examples; however, the inscription is too fragmentary to be read.
"Tiraz" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;us;Mus21;19;en&id=textiles
MWNF Working Number: US1 19