In and around the city of Samarqand during the second half of the 14th century, carved muqarnas tiles were used to fill squinches, or supports, to provide a satisfactory transition between a square room and its domed ceiling.
The lacy cutwork neckline on this feminine top adapts the interlacing pattern on a carved muqarnas tile in the Museums collection. During the second half of the fourteenth century, in the city of Samarqand (in present-day Uzbekistan), such tiles were used to fill the supports between a square room and its domed ceiling. Cotton/Spandex. Slim fit. Cap sleeves. Imported. Machine washable.