Textile fragment with squares and possibly quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares and possibly quatrefoils

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, woven with silk warp at selvedge, and embroidered with dark-brown silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    at selvedge 40 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    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

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.208

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands are parallel to each other, but set apart. Their design is made up from small squares containing ?quatrefoils; they also have a border with a small comb pattern. The bands are set diagonally to a very narrow border band with a continuous stylized vine, placed parallel to the selvedge.

    At the selvedge the flax warp is replaced by silk, which results in a much higher warp threadcount of 40 per centimeter.

    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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