Tiraz Garment

Unknown301 AH

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

Fragment of undyed glazed cotton ground fabric, embroidered in dark-blue silk floss with an inscription band comprising of Quranic content, a caliphal dedication and date. The calligraphic style is characterized by a relatively low base line with tall letter stems and pronounced cursive letter terminals below the base line. A second smaller inscription runs above the main inscription.

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  • Title: Tiraz Garment
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 301 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: w66.2 x h24.2 cm
  • Inscription: In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. And my success can only come from God. In Him I trust. (...) And God's Blessing upon Muhammad, Seal of the Prophets, His Blessings are God's, and upon His Family, (...) Blessing upon the Caliph the Commander of the Faithful, His Blessings are God's, (...) in the year three hundred. The text contains parts of Sura 11 (al-Hud), verse 88.
  • Decoration: Incribed with epigraphy.
  • Type: Woven & embroidered
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Cotton & silk


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