London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A FATAMID TIRAZ TEXTILE FRAGMENT
9TH-10TH CENTURY A.D.
From a deep border, in gold, red, green and dark brown silk and linen, with a wide band of double guilloches, with ropework bands either side with stylized animals; and another in gold, red, green and blue silk and cotton, with a central rope-pattern band, with a band of stylized scrolling foliate design either side, 9th-10th Century A.D.
15½ in. (39 cm.) long av. (2)
Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
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