Textile fragment with bands of vines and leaves, probably from a garment

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of vines and leaves, probably from a garment

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue and pink silk; with a rolled hem in silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1.4 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.317

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  • Catalogue text

    Three parallel bands are set at right angles to a fourth band. All four bands have a continuous vine with stylized single leaves; two of them are embroidered in pink, two in blue. The embroidery defines the background.

    The width of the bands is 1.4 cm; the three parallel bands are set at a distance of 1.5 cm between each. They follow the same direction as a fine, rolled hem, carefully sewn with silk whipping stitches. This was probably the bottom part of a garment.

    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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