Textile fragment with three bands of diamond-shapes

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    Three bands of blue diamonds, each containing a small cross in brown outline, and separated by a brown circle and two half-diamonds.

    The outlines are embroidered in double running stitch, the blue diamonds are embroidered in slanted counted filling stitch worked on the diagonal. The bands are 2 cm wide and placed 4.5 cm apart. They are set at right angles to a selvedge and the remains of a hem. There also are some mending stitches.

    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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