Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles
Some fun stuff to view. A little disappointed there were not as many embroideries or embroidered items from the collection on view as promoted early on. Taking advantage of what was on view, it was the perfect opportunity to study the pieces available and take pictures. Some garment construction came to light. and It has been confirmed that tiraz bands, could be woven, embroidered or painted. The sizes of the bands varied in height from a quarter inch to three inches tall, for the ones on display.
As for the embroideries, so much still to digest .. looks like there may be a couple pattern darning charts in the near future, thanks to this exhibit. That is all I am saying about that for now.
Below are a few teaser pics from yesterday. Enjoy!