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Date1st half of the 14th century - 1st half of the 15th century
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Two bands, one with brown, the other with blue embroidery. Both bands have the same patterning, made up of small triangles, s-shapes, and central diamonds. The embroidery provides the background.
The bands are set at right angles between two stitched hems, one of which has a selvedge. They were therefore part of a narrow strip of fabric of uncertain function, possibly to be sewn onto a garment.
The radiocarbon date is 1405 AD +/- 38.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i