Textile fragment with chevron and trefoil peak

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with chevron and trefoil peak

  • 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 green silk; drawn-thread openwork and overcasting; linen backing; with stitching in blue flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.5 x 11.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric, along length/width 10 / 10 threads/cm (thread count)
    backing, along length/width 32 / 30 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 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.

    EA1984.283

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  • Catalogue text

    A white (undyed) chevron with a trefoil peak is placed against a green chevron without further ornament. There are the remains of a green border.

    The fragment is coarsely sewn with blue thread against a backing of much finer linen with a threadcount of 32/30.

    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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