Textile fragment with band of diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of 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, woven with silk warp at selvedge, and embroidered with blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 2 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.03 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.

    EA1984.313

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with a single row of diamonds, each containing a cluster of four very small squares. The embroidery defines the pattern shapes rather than the background.

    The band is 2 cm wide and runs at right angles to the selvedge. At the selvedge are silk warp threads.

    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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