Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

  • 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 dark-blue thread, probably cotton, and light-blue thread, possibly flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24.5 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.192

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  • Catalogue text

    Band of linked diamonds, each with a small diamond at the centre. Along either side is a narrow border band. The diamonds are three-quarter dark blue, then the thread switches to light blue. The narrow borders have light blue embroidery, with the exception of a single dark blue line.

    The dark blue embroidery thread seems to be cotton, the light blue may be flax. The latter is embroidered in a strand containing three 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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