Textile fragment with lion and inscription, possibly from a bag or pocket

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    Three diagonal red bands, two of which are only partially visible, as they are set into the corner; an additional band at the top with a red inscription with fine blue outlines, as well as a roundel containing a small blue lion. The lion is walking from right to left. The inscription reads 'al-'izz wa'l-iqbal' (glory and prosperity).

    The embroidery is sewn into a plain piece of linen fabric, forming a square. It may once have been used as a small bag or pocket. Laid threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches. The outlines are worked in a single couched thread.

    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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