Textile fragment with two rows of triangles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with two rows of triangles

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of linen, embroidered with red and yellow silk; joined with a flat seam in flax; with a pleat sewn with brown silk

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    additional fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (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.

    EA1984.514

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  • Catalogue text

    A band filled with two rows of triangles, arranged so that four make up a quatrefoil. The triangles have red outlines and are filled with yellow stitching.

    The band is 1.5 cm wide. At right angles to it is a flat seam, as well as remains of a pleat sewn with brown 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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