An Ottoman lampas weave silk Tunic made from a Cenotaph Cover Turkey, 19th Century
with V-neck and short sleeves, the dark red silk ground woven with cream with zig-zag bands containing inscriptions, mounted in a perspex case 79 cm. long
The inscriptions comprise: in the wide band, a repetition of 'God, Muhammad'; in the wide band between the two narrow bands, a repetition the shahada; in the top narrow band, a repetition of Qur'an, sura XXXIII, al-ahzab, verse 56; in the narrow band, a repetition of 'And may God be pleased with Abu Bakr and 'Umar and 'Uthman and 'Ali and the Companions, all of them.'
For a similar panel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see Meisterwerke aus dem Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Berlin, 1981, no. 114, pp. 268-9; and Patricia Baker, Islamic Textiles, London, 1995, p. 94.