Towel or napkin with flowers, leaves, and stems

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  • Catalogue text

    Two end borders with a repeating design of floral motifs; each motif is composed of a stylized plant with a three-petalled flower, two leaves and a hooked stem.

    According to the original inventory list a label attached read "Bought Cairo 1927, Newberry". There are two rolled hems and two selvedges.

    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. 253 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 253

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