Sitarah for the Prophet’s Mosque

olive-green silk, with orange and red silk appliqués, relief-embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over card and cotton thread padding

   

220 x 126cm

The embroidered Qur’anic text consists of Surat al-Fath, XLVIII, verses 1–3 in the centre of the curtain, with Surat al-Ahzab, XXXIII, verse 56, above and Surat al-Tawbah, IX, verse 128, below.