Textile fragment with band of diamond-shapes and crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of diamond-shapes and crosses

  • 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 turquoise, yellow, and black silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 3 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.588

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band of diamonds alternating with crosses. The diamonds are set into turquoise squares, the crosses have a fine black frame. All outlines are embroidered in double running stitch, the turquoise areas are filled with split stitch, and the yellow areas are embroidered with slanted counted filling stitch worked in diagonal rows. Satin stitch is used for the border, as well as four some yellow details.

    The fragment is identical in design and certain technical characteristics to EA1984.473.

    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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