Textile fragment with half-diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with half-diamond-shapes

  • 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 silk; with a rolled hem in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    38 x 21 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (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.

    EA1984.174

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  • Catalogue text

    Five narrow bands, all with the same design of four half diamonds linked into a cross-shape, and a diagonal. The blue embroidery defines the design.

    There is a rolled hem on three sides of the fabric. Three of the bands are parallel to the longer hem, and two are at right angles, set at either end of the group of three. The width of the bands is 1 cm.

    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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