Textile Fragment

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This textile fragment, woven in vibrantly colored silk, is ornamented with an Arabic inscription in cursive thuluth script, which reads "Glory to our lord the Sultan." This phrase was often employed in the embellishment of the arts and architecture of the Nasrid period, and many similar textiles survive today as fragments.

Silk textiles made in al-Andalus for sumptuous attire and costly furnishings were among the luxury commodities sought after by the Muslim and Christian elites on the Iberian Peninsula and far beyond its borders. Such textiles took on new lives as they were often later cut and reused for purposes such as ecclesiastic vestments.

Textile Fragment, Silk; lampas

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