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Curtain for the Minbar (Pulpit) of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

This is an exceptionally fine example of the high quality of embroidery produced by the craftsmen of Dar al-Kiswah in the mid 20th century. Very few of the curtains made for the Meccan minbar survive, and none of the known examples predates the early 20th century.

Details

  • Title: Curtain for the Minbar (Pulpit) of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca
  • Location Created: Dar al-Kiswah, Cairo, Egypt
  • Type: ARTWORK
  • Medium: silk, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton thread padding

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