Textile fragment with three bands of stars and hexagons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three bands of stars and hexagons

  • 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; drawn-thread openwork

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    40 x 27 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    outer embroidery bands 7 cm (width)
    central embroidery band 6.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.433

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  • Catalogue text

    Three wide bands of stars and hexagons embroidered in blue double running stitch, mostly worked in steps. These shapes are set into a background of drawn-thread work, the star into a square, the hexagon into a cartouche. All the needle weaving has disappeared.

    The width of the bands is 7 cm for the two outer ones, and 6.5 cm for the central band.

    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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