This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, German.

Name of Object:

Textile fragment, green with gold-coloured floral scrolls


Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

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Date of Object:

14th century

Museum Inventory Number:

T 873

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Silk, gilt membrane strip


Central Asia


This textile fragment came into the museum’s textile collection through the purchase of textile artefacts negotiated by the Aachen Canon Franz Bock in 1865. The decoration of the fragment consists of stylised flowers and palmettes. During the Middle Ages, valuable mobile artefacts such as textiles arrived from east to west on the trade routes or through the custom of diplomatic gifts. The repertoire of motifs and forms of these textiles reveal the influence of various cultures.

Citation of this web page:

 "Textile fragment, green with gold-coloured floral scrolls" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;31;en

MWNF Working Number: AT1 31


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