Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, triangles, and floral shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, triangles, and floral 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 pink, dark-blue, and brown silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.08 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.241

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  • Catalogue text

    Parallel bands are filled with of dark blue, brown or pink diamonds, with borders of half diamonds in the complementary colour on either side. The bands have borders of triangles and small floral motifs.

    The colour of the dark embroidery shifts between blue and brown.

    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

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