Textile fragment with grid

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  • Catalogue text

    Linked red squares are arranged as a continuous grid design; they are embroidered with slanted, counted filling stitch worked in diagonal rows. Fine brown lines between the squares define four tiny crosses and a small circle in the centre. They are embroidered in double running stitch.

    There are two rolled hems on two sides of the textile, and a third hem sewn with ?backstitch.

    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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