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Of rectangular form, woven in red, yellow and white silk with floral leafy sprays and lotus flower heads decorated with Arabic calligraphy, between ogival lattice with an eight-shaped star.
Inscriptions: Kalimat al-Tawhid
66 by 26 cm.
The centre of production for fine luxurious textiles made for the Nasrid court was Granada. According to the historian al-Maqqari, the city was referred to as 'the Damascus of the west', due to the high quality of its silks (Miriam Rosser-Owen, Islamic Arts from Spain, p. 61).