Garment (fragment)

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made in Iraq

Postcard of Garment (fragment).
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Garment (fragment)

This fragment is from a silk garment made in Iraq, perhaps in Baghdad, during the 9th century.

The fragment is woven with silks, silver and gold threads and shows a pattern of octagons containing cockerels and framed by borders of stylised flower heads. These are set against a background of decorative bands made up of stylised stars and octagons.

Other fragments of this material are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-551-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1934.482
Date: 969 - 1171
9th century
Material: Silk tissue woven with silks, silver and gold thread
Dimensions: 9.00" x 14.00"
What: Fragment / shirt
Subject: Textiles
Where: Egypt
Description: Shirt silk fragment woven with silks, silver and gold threads and showing a pattern of octagons, birds and geometrical devices: Egyptian, Fatimid Period, 969 - 1171
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