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Date2nd half of the 13th century - 14th century
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A band with stars and rhombic shapes, worked in very fine drawn thread work with needle-woven bars and connecting loop stitch, as well as in pulled work with a variation of four-sided stitch, worked like a double-hem stitch.
The design is apparently made up from both pulled and drawn-thread work, embroidered in fine yellow needle weaving.
The fragment has a radiocarbon date of 1276 AD +/- 33.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i