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TXT 0503
TXT 0503

Curtain for the Minbar (Pulpit) of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

TXT 503

Dar al-Kiswah, Cairo, Egypt

TXT 0503

Curtain for the Minbar (Pulpit) of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

TXT 503

Dar al-Kiswah, Cairo, Egypt

silk, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton thread padding

212 x 125cm

This is an exceptionally fine example of the high quality of embroidery produced by the craftsmen of Dar al-Kiswah in the mid 20th century. Very few of the curtains made for the Meccan minbar survive, and none of the known examples predates the early 20th century.