Textile fragment with band of diagonal lines and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of diagonal lines and tendrils

  • 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 silk; additional linen; joined with a run-and-fell seam in flax; with an additional seam in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    34 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.570

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band filled with fine diagonal lines and attached ?tendrils. The band itself is worked with double running stitch, the border of two parallel red lines is worked in double line stitch.

    The band has a width of 1 cm. Along one side of the textile is a run-and-fell seam and additional fabric without embroidery. Along the opposite side are the remains of a second seam.

    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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