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Woven silk

Woven silk

  • Place of origin:

    Granada (made)

  • Date:

    1360-1420 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lampas woven silk and silver-gilt thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is an example of a silk woven in a Moorish territory, but influenced by Italian Gothic silk design and more remotely by Chinese prototypes. The crowned shields bear the arms of the Nasrid Dynasty of Granada, and are inscribed in Arabic "Glory to our Lord the Sultan".

Physical description

Lampas woven silk displaying large lotus flowers amongst crowned lions and the crowned arms of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada in colours of gold, green, dark blue and white.

Place of Origin

Granada (made)


1360-1420 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lampas woven silk and silver-gilt thread

Marks and inscriptions

'izz li-mawlana al-sultan'
Glory to our Lord the Sultan
Arabic inscription woven in the centre of the shield motifs.


Length: 62.5 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Woven silk with arms of Nasrid dynasty, Granada, Spain, 1360-1420

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

M. Rosser-Owen. Islamic Arts from Spain (London: V&A Publishing, 2010) p. 60.

Production Note


Subjects depicted

Shields; Lotus; Lions


Textiles; Royalty


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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