Textile fragment with rosette and palmettes, possibly from a cushion

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    A large eight-petalled rosette is defined by two parallel outlines embroidered in split stitch. The rosette has a dot in the centre and is set into a square with a palmette border.

    Straight lines of stitching at right angles and following two sides of the border suggest that the fragment was sewn up as a rectangle, possibly as a cushion. Along the long edge with stitching are also the remains of additional yellow silk threads.

    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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