Textile fragment with three cartouches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three cartouches

  • 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 light-blue, dark-blue, and yellow silk; remains of pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 7 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 28 / 34 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.02 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.

    EA1984.434

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  • Catalogue text

    Three diagonally placed cartouches, each containing a square with an S-shape spiral; two small triangles. These designs are embroidered in blue darning stitch worked over one thread. There is evidence for pulled work, but the yellow wrapping stitches worked in horizontal rows have virtually all disappeared. Dark blue double running embroidery has also mostly disintegrated; its design can only be made out from the remaining prick marks.

    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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