Textile fragment with cartouches and hooks

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  • Catalogue text

    A corner band is filled with cartouches and small hook motifs. The band has fine zigzag borders; an additional band connects at right angles to one band.

    The design is not complete, which suggests that it was embroidered as a sampler. There is a selvedge, and a whipped hem along one side at right angles to it. The embroidery defines the design.

    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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