Antique Islamic Kilim, Egypt,
Fatimid Kilim Period
969 - 1171 A.D.
Size 7" x 6"
Size 18 x 15cm
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Provenance: Formerly in the H. Kevorkian Collection
An Important Early Islamic textile
Type: possibly a fragment of a kilim Period: 9-10th
Warp: Material: linen, brown ,natural Spin/Ply: 5-2-7 Density: 21-23in.
Weft: Material: wool, dyed, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun Density: 55-57in.
Decoration/Surface:Technique: weft-faced slit tapestry weave; curved
Remarks: Pattern of segmented and pearled diagonal bands joined
by small bosses into a lozenge pattern, each centering a lobate
elipse, in an overall arrangement indicates that this was a large
textile cut into a garment possibly, or used as a hanging, at leaast
initially. The thickness may imply use as a floor-spread. Spin of
materials indicates Egypt but the materials and techniques are mobile
and an origin further East is not impossible