Textile fragment with two parallel bands filled with chevrons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with two parallel bands filled with chevrons

  • 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 red and blue silk; with a rolled hem in silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26.5 x 7.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.564

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands are filled with chevrons; the chevrons alternate between red and blue, and they have small trefoils at the finials. One band has a red border, the other one a blue one, with an additional single red border band. There is the beginning of additional embroidery, too fragmentary to read.

    The two long sides of the fragment have a whipped, rolled hem sewn with silk thread.

    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. iii, vol. i

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