Textile fragment with linked hooks and stylized leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked hooks and stylized leaves

  • 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 brown silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 2 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 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

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.301

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands of linked hook motifs and stylized leaves, one worked in blue embroidery, the other brown; remains of a third band at right angles, with the same design stitched in blue.

    The bands are each two centimetres wide. The embroidery defines the design.

    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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