Textile fragment with three bands of cartouches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three bands of cartouches

  • 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 yellow and blue silk; drawn-thread openwork with overcast stitching; pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 17.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 23 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1.5 cm (width)
    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.

    EA1984.428.b

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  • Catalogue text

    Three narrow bands with cartouches that contain either a single S-shape embroidered in yellow satin stitch, a star in fine blue darning stitch, or drawn-thread work with yellow overcast stitches in two directions. The outlines are pulled work with wrapping stitches worked on the diagonal.

    Each band is 1.5 cm wide.

    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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