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Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Height 40 cm
This inscribed fabric from Yemen is part of an ikat-dyed cotton shawl dating from the 10th century. It is a typical product of the Yemeni weaving industry with an embroidered white inscription, which quotes a passage from the Fatiha, the first chapter of the Qur’an. The kufic inscription displays a unified symmetry and elegance achieved by the impressive triangular endings of the letters and by a number of varied slender arch-like motifs which makes it often difficult to read.
"Fragment of an ikat- dyed cotton shawl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;47;en
MWNF Working Number: GR 47