Textile fragment from the neck opening of a garment

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment from the neck opening of a garment

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    silk, partly dyed blue and red, and embroidered with red, yellow, and blue silk and silver thread; linen lining; with overcast stitching in silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    38 x 16.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (silk), along length/width 32 / 32 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (linen), along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (silk) 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    ground fabric (linen) 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.25

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  • Catalogue text

    Border of the neck opening of a garment, with a wide band of couched silver thread and a floral border. At the base of the band a long, ornate double cross is added, also in silver thread couching. There are additional silver thread circles with blue embroidery centres. Some outlines are embroidered in red stem stitch, and there is silk thread overcast stitching at the neck opening.

    The fragment has a surface of silk, with red and blue longitudinal stripes, and a flax backing. Threadcount and diameter refer first to the silk, secondly to the flax.

    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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