Textile fragment with linked hexagons, squares, and S-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked hexagons, squares, and S-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 silk; with a rolled hem in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37.5 x 16 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1 & 2 3 cm (width)
    embroidery band 3 3.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.07 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.322

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  • Catalogue text

    Three bands filled with linked hexagons, each containing a square with two narrow bands of S-shapes, adjoined by a small diamond on either side. The hexagons are linked to each other with a diamond-and-hook motif.

    A rolled and whipped hem along one side of the textile; two long bands are placed parallel to the hem. At right angles is the third band. The two parallel bands are 3 cm wide, the third one at right angles is slightly wider (3.5 cm).

    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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