Textile fragment with stars and diamond-shapes

Details

  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.518

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    • Catalogue text

      A wide design field with stars outlined in fine dark-blue double running stitch, each filled with a bright blue eight-pointed star and small yellow diamonds set between the points; these stars and diamonds are embroidered in slanted counted filling stitch worked in straight rows.

      There is a coarsely done mending stitch as well as the remains of a pouch sewn onto the back. This is of undyed, plain linen, with a threadcount of 24/24, z/z spin, and thread diameter of 0.5 mm.

      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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