Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes and stylized vines

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    A wide central band with linked diamonds, densely embroidered, has a narrow border band on either side with a stylized vine and tendrils. For these bands the embroidery fills in the background. Stylized plants are embroidered at right angles along the narrow end of the bands.

    There is a stitched hem along one side with a selvedge.

    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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