Glory to our lord the sultan

Submitted by Jahanara on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:40
Time Period
14th C AD
15th C AD
Weave Structure
Cultures
Notes

"The weaver of this silk from Muslim Spain has accurately reproduced the flowing lines of an inscription in Arabic, a task requiring enormous care. The phrase ‘Glory to our lord the sultan’ has been repeated within the widest band in the design, creating the illusion of a long frieze of calligraphy."

Length: 78cm
Height: 47cm

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O109205/woven-silk-unknown/

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Red, blue and yellow silk textile with geometric designs and an Arabic script trasnlated as Glory to our lord the sultan"
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Red, blue and yellow silk textile with geometric designs and an Arabic script trasnlated as Glory to our lord the sultan"
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Red, blue and yellow silk textile with geometric designs and an Arabic script trasnlated as Glory to our lord the sultan"
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Close up of gemotric designs, quite floral yellow and red on a blue background
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Close up of some of the script showing designs within the characters