Textile fragment with S-shapes, possibly from a square cover or kerchief

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  • Catalogue text

    Eight narrow bands contain a continuous line of S-shapes, linked to make up a design of vines and trumpet-shaped leaves. Four of the bands are embroidered blue, the other four are brown.

    The bands are 1 cm wide. Six of them are arranged in two groups of three each, parallel to one another and set at right angles between the remaining two bands. The fabric has a rolled hem on all four sides; it was used as a square cover or kerchief.

    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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