Textile fragment with interlace rosettes, stars, and flowers

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  • Catalogue text

    A grid of open work needle weaving leaves separate rectangles, each of which contains either an interlace rosette with trefoil finials, or an eight-pointed star with a smaller star at the centre, surrounded by eight small flowers, all stitched in blue.

    A rolled hem runs along the length of the fragment, and there are remains of hem stitching along a second side at right angles. The fragment was probably part of a cover or curtain.

    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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