Textile fragment with two large S-shapes

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    Two bands, each with a large S-shape filled with small crosses, and borders with stylized plants. The embroidery colour alternates between red and brown; the brown S-shape is set into a red band with brown borders, while the red S-shape has a brown background and red borders.

    The S-shapes and borders are embroidered in pattern darning running stitch, the background is covered with slanted counted filling stitch worked on the diagonal. There is the beginning of a third band. The two long edges of the fragment have hems; these are at right angles to the bands.

    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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