Textile fragment with squares, diamond-shapes, and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, diamond-shapes, and quatrefoils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, embroidered with coloured silk and white cotton; with three rolled hems in silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.15 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.08 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.225

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  • Catalogue text

    Squares enclosing diamonds and quatrefoils are arranged in rows with lines of spaced crosses between them. The spaced crosses are embroidered with cotton thread.

    There is a rolled hem along three sides.

    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. 186 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 186

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