Fragment of a hizam

ico_plusview
Egypt
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Type
    Textile
  • Materials
    Gilded silver and silver threads on silk
  • Measurements
    89 x 538 cm
  • Creator name
    Unknown
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    Egypt
  • Time period
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Creation date
    20th century; early
  • Function
    The hizam is the embroidered calligraphic band that is found on the kiswah or curtain that covers the Ka'bah in Mecca.
  • Acquisition
    The museum acquired this piece in 2000. This piece fits nicely in the museum's gallery to highlight the importance of the haj or pilgrimage in Islam.
Map Of Museums