Two fragments of dark blue wool ground fabric with two decorative in-woven bands, the lower band is plain and of a rusty red colour measuring 2.9 cm in height. The other band is composed of three registers, the central comprising a sequence of confronted quadrupeds in cream, mustard and blue on a rusty red ground with stylised trees in cream, mustard and blue in between, measuring 3.5 cm in height. The two outer registers comprising repetitive stylised Kufic script in cream on a rusty red ground measuring 1.3 cm in height.


  • Title: Tiraz Garment
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 301 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: w59.1 x h28.7 cm
  • Inscription: al-Kifa
  • Decoration: Inscribed with epigraphy and zoomorphic patterns.
  • Type: Woven tapestry
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Wool

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