Textile fragment with triangular peaks, trefoils, and hearts

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with triangular peaks, trefoils, and hearts

  • 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 red silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28.5 x 5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 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.

    EA1984.68

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with blue outlines, one of which is straight, the other has triangular peaks, each with a trefoil finial. Small red heart shapes with red trefoils fill the triangles, and the same shapes of hearts and trefoil, but stitched in blue, are placed onto small blue cartouches which are set between the triangular peaks. There is the beginning of a further design, of small shapes alternatingly red and blue, set apart by a single red line.

    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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