Textile fragment with two half diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with two half diamond-shapes

  • 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 blue and yellow silk; flax fringe

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.5 x 6 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.01 cm min. (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.

    EA1984.550

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  • Catalogue text

    Two half diamonds and a large spiral ending in a 'hand of Fatima' design; one of the half diamonds and the spiral have a border of small hooks. There also is a narrow border band with an inscription.

    The textile has a fringe which is made from 2-ply, s-spun flax, inserted into the linen fabric. The border of the main textile has a chain stitch line embroidered in blue and yellow silk.

    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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