May 14, 2013
Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Fragment with arcade and palmettes

Fragment with arcade and palmettes


Silk and gold thread: tapestry weave

Overall: 17.8 x 10.8 cm (7 x 4 1/4 in.); Mounted: 26.4 x 19.7 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.105



Although geometric patterns were fashionable in all media throughout the Islamic world, examples in textiles are the most abundant from Islamic Spain. In this fragment, gold-thread strapwork interlaces to form stars above columns that frame colorful palmette leaves in a fine tapestry weave.

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