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The Textile Industry in Egypt

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Trade in Textiles During the Islamic Period

Article

Exchange Systems in Islamic Egypt

Article

Glossary

Kufi

Arabic script used extensively in early Islamic times which has specific proportional measurements, along with pronounced angularity and squareness; the name comes from the Iraqi city of Kufa.

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This piece of linen textile is decorated with a single-line inscription in black Kufic script. It reads, "In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful; O Allah's Prophet."

Some parts of the inscription are lacking the embroidery.

Dimensions:  Width 18 cm  Length 42 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Islamic

Technique:

Textile Techniques
  Handwoven
  Embroidery

Style:

Abbasid

Materials:

Linen
  Flax
Type Type

Type:

Garment / Dress
Map Map

Location: 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum

Created: 

Ain Alsira
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

10th Century AD
Topics Topics

Topics:

Arts and Crafts
Crafts
Textiles
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum
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