Islamic Spain, probably Almeria, late 13th century / Fragment from a Furnishing Silk / late 1200sIslamic Spain, probably Almeria, late 13th century
Fragment from a Furnishing Silk
late 1200s

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Islamic Spain, probably Almeria, late 13th century
Title: Fragment from a Furnishing Silk
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1250
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: late 1200s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry weave; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 17.8cm x 10.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1952.105
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Charles D. Kelekian, New York).

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.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1952.105
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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