Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

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  • Catalogue text

    Red and blue quatrefoils are linked by single lines set at right angle and creating a grid design. The design fills the entire square of the small kerchief, and it has a border of a single line of spaced cross stitch.

    A selvedge along one side, and remains of finely rolled hems along two further sides. The cloth was probably used as a square kerchief.

    The textile has been radiocarbon dated, with a late result of 1720 AD +/- 90.

    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, p. 171 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 171

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