Name of Object:

Tent panel


Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Institution:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

 About Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Date of Object:

Hegira 13th century / AD 19th century

Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Cotton (applique technique)


Overall: 289.6 x 148.6 cm


Egypt, Cairo


This appliqué is one of a set of six featuring designs that echo the bold geometry of Egypt’s period of Mamluk rule (1250–1517). The format of calligraphy above a central roundel with trefoils is similar to other works of art created during the Mamluk Revival period. This particular textile features the following verse from the Qur’an: “That man can have nothing but what he strives for...” (53:39). Appliqués of this type were often used to embellish tents.

Citation of this web page:

"Tent panel" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;us;6;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 050

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