Textile fragment with chevrons and trefoil finials

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide design area is covered with red chevrons and trefoil finials, with a narrow border along one side which has a blue continuous vine and small leaves.

    The radiocarbon date for the textile is 1224 AD +/- 33, with a calibrated result ranging from 1230 to 1310. The chevron design places it into the Mamluk period.

    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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