I need help identifying blanket with Arabic writing on it.
April 6, 2009 12:45 PM Subscribe
I have a blanket with Islamic (Arabic) writing (maybe parts of the Quran, Koran?) woven around it that I found and need help identifying it?
posted by Listening to Religion & Philosophy (12 answers total)
The blanket is beautiful but the interesting thing is that it has metal threads woven in the fiber. Very very small flat threads that are woven into the yarn it's self. When I first felt the blanket I thought I was feeling some very raw wool because of its ruff hand, but after using my loop (field lens) I saw the metal. It looks to be brass, maybe gold. It doesn't show very much from the front or back so doesn't seem to be ornamental. I also think that the writing that is woven around the inner and outer edges are Arabic but I don't know what they say, someone suggested passages from the Quran. Any help would be great. It is such an unusual piece. I should mention that the fibers are all natural.