Textile fragment with vines, leaves, and flower-headsOn display
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Textile fragment with vines, leaves, and flower-heads
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with olive-green silk
Dimensionsground fabric 12.5 x 10 cm (height x width)
ground fabric 27 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
additional fabric 0.03 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A band with four rows of continuous vines with leaves and flower heads. The vines are arranged to create hexagonal shapes. The band also has a fine foliate border.
The embroidery is extremely fine, much of it counted over one, under one thread.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i