Egypt: Islamic Art - A Piece of Cloak

Islamic Art - A piece of cloak



A piece of cloak made of a golden thread embraced by a silk cord and a woven linen cloth. It dates back to the Fatimid period during the reign of caliph Al-Montasser or his son Al-Mostaly in the second half of the 11th century. It is an ornamental medal with a golden background. It depicts a knight on a white horse shooting an arrow. It is on the back of an ornament cloak. This embellished high-quality piece implies that it is for a prince or a great figure. This kind of fabric was spun in Damietta, Egypt.