Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries
Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries

Image credit: The Khalili Collections

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The shirt is inscribed with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, as well as representations of the two Holy Sanctuaries at Mecca and Medina. They are very similar in style to the schematic illustrations found in contemporary manuscripts and pilgrimage certificates.

The Khalili Collections



Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries


16th C or early 17th C


ink, coloured pigments & gold on cotton

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Textile art


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The Khalili Collections

London, Greater London England

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