Textile fragment with two bands with cartouches and diagonal lines

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with two bands with cartouches and diagonal lines

  • 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, brown, and yellow silk; pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10.5 x 7.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 25 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 0.8 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm (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.

    EA1984.436

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  • Catalogue text

    Two narrow parallel bands with cartouches and diagonal lines framing a Z-shape. The design is outlined in blue running stitch embroidery. The cartouches are alternately filled with pulled work with yellow wrapping stitch worked in diagonal rows, or in fine, brown single-thread darning stitches.

    Each band is 0.8 cm wide.

    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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