Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes and diamond-shapes

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    Seven very narrow bands are set closely parallel to each other and at right angles to two further bands. All bands have an S-shape alternating with a very small diamond, defined by the ground fabric rather than the stitching. The embroidery colour is either blue or pink, alternating between the two from one band to the next. However, each pink band has a blue single line of running stitches as a border, while each blue band has the same in pink.

    The width of each band is 0.5 cm. A single line of brown running stitch is embroidered in a haphazard and apparently careless manner on a part of the ground fabric that is otherwise free from patterning. Along the length of the fabric there is a fine rolled hem.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i

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