Textile fragment with rhombic shape

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rhombic shape

  • 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 green and blue silk; pulled-thread openwork, and needle-woven drawn-thread openwork in yellow silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.280

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  • Catalogue text

    Fragmentary part of a band, similar to EA1984.279 and possibly once part of the same textile. Open work is embroidered with needle weaving in yellow silk, forming a rhombic shape. Blue and green satin stitch embroidery is part of additional linear geometric patterning.

    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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