Fragment (Spain), 15th century
Medium: silk Technique: two interconnected plain weave structures (lampas). Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-225.
What is this?
Fragment of woven silk with alternating horizontal bands of red and blue, with narrower guard stripes between. The red bands contain patterns of eight-pointed stars and flowers; the blue bands contain lines of kufic script, translated as "Glory to our master the Sultan." In red, blue, yellow, green, and white.