Ikat Textile Fragment

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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.

Ikat Textile Fragment, Cotton; resist dyed (ikat), plain weave, brocaded

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