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Textile Fragment

Location

SPAIN, BARCELONA

Era

Almoravid period (1100-1147) or Almohad period (1150-1269)

Title

Textile Fragment

Date

12th c.

Materials

Silk, gold

Dimensions

25 x 21.5 cm

Credits

Gift of Miss Mabel Molson, inv. 1939.Dt.9

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

The Almoravid and Almohad periods are characterized by a great surge in textile production. This textile fragment is representative of brocaded lampas, with its raised pattern of palmettes, foliate motifs and intricately rendered birds in red against a gold ground.

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