Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

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    A wide band with large, linked diamonds each filled with a knotted interlace, embroidered in blue pattern darning running stitch outlines and remains of yellow to fill the interior. The band also has a wide interlace border.

    The embroidery is very fragmentary. The background to the diamond shapes was once embroidered with pulled work with yellow wrapping stitch in diagonal rows.

    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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