Textile fragment with palmette and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palmette and tendrils

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    patchwork in red, light-blue, and dark-blue fabric, possibly cotton or linen; undyed and light-blue linen appliqué; with stitching in blue flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 9.5 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 26 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fabric 0.03 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fabric 0.01 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.135

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide red band with an appliqué square containing a palmette, surrounded by tendrils. On both sides of the band are narrow dark and light blue borders, the light blue with an interlacing band.

    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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