Textile fragment with zigzags and linked squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with zigzags and linked squares

  • 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 flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.303

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  • Catalogue text

    Three parallel narrow bands with zigzag pattern, plus three single rows of very small, linked squares and a single line of running stitch.

    The bands are mostly embroidered in running stitch. The outline stitch is restricted to the borders. The bands are at right angles to the selvedge.

    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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