textile

Details

  • Date

    2nd half of the 13th century - 1st half of the 15th century
  • Object type

  • No. of items

    1

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.267

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  • Catalogue text

    A self-contained small knotted interlace has four trefoils attached, with leaves and tendrils added on either side. The design is embroidered in red lines with yellow outlines.

    The embroidery is stitched on a double layer of fabric, the upper one blue silk woven in ?warp-faced tabby, the lower one (reverse) flax.

    The fragment has been radiocarbon dated to 1390 +/- 75.

    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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