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Ikat Textile Fragment

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Yemen
Medium:
Cotton; resist dyed (ikat), plain weave, brocaded
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 7 7/8 in.(20 cm) W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Mount: H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm) W. 10 3/8 (26.4cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.24
Not on view
The striped textiles of Yemen were famous throughout the Islamic world. They were made in the resist-dye ikat technique to form patterns of chevrons and diamonds. This textile fragment consists of a plain-weave resist-dyed cotton foundation with simple brocaded decoration. Groups of three perpendicular stripes alternating with a medallion-like form comprise the design.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
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