Textile fragment with palmettes, chevron stems, and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palmettes, chevron stems, and leaves

  • 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 silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24.4 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.157

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band is filled with a continuous chevron design with a trefoil finial. Background and embroidery repeat the same pattern, so that it can be seen as either blue or white. The bans has the remains of borders on three sides, each with a single row of paired tendrils.

    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, p. 118 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 118

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