Antique Khayamiya Tent Panel Egyptian Textile 49512

Size: 10 ft 5 in x 15 ft 9 in (3.17 m x 4.8 m)

Breathtaking Antique Khayamiya Tent Panel Egyptian Textile, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Egyptian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This antique tent panel is an outstanding piece for many reasons. First off, the colors are as bright and vibrant as the day it was created. This piece was created in Egypt around the turn of the 20th century. It is exquisitely preserved, showing the care and love that it has received. It is an excellent example of Islamic art and a rare example for any textile or antique rug collector.

The writing surrounding the central field of the antique rug is a love poem written by the Persian poet Shirwani, although the writing itself is an Arabic.

It translates:

“I remembered those who were in love and the era … The tears of the eye died on my cheek.
My beloved departed after that … I spend the nights thinking and sleepless.
And telling her “your avoidance of a young man has prolonged” … “Tomorrow your youth will not return not even by my hand”
I find myself in the healing of the pain of passion … and surviving by the intensity of longing and feeling”

The four yellow medallions say “Mashallah” or “What Allah has created”. This is a saying that is used to keep away the evil eye and was common among tent panels of the time. It is also found in other artwork and coins from around the same time as the creation of this magnificent antique textile.

This antique Egyptian tent panel was more than likely a ceiling panel because of its size and the fact that the writing goes all the way around the design. It was meant to be viewed in its entirety. It may have also been made force street festivals, rather than for wealthy collectors and patterns. This is a piece of textile art that had been created for the people, rather than the aristocrats.

The beauty of this antique flat weave Khayamiya Egyptian tent panel stands on its own, and it is even more special when you understand significance of it. This is a rare piece and one of such quality is difficult to find. Any serious collector should consider this antique Egyptian piece, add is it is destined to be the pinnacle of any collection by those who can appreciate it fully.

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