Textile fragment with bands of curving lines and floral trefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of curving lines and floral trefoils

  • Associated place

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

    14th century (1301 - 1400)
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue, brown, and undyed silk; additional cloth strip, probably linen; with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.7 x 17.3 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 25 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.02 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.

    EA1993.114

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  • Catalogue text

    Two similar bands with double curving lines supporting trefoils; both bands have narrow S borders. The curves and trefoils are covered with yellow, the background with brown slanted counted filling stitches worked in diagonal rows; the outlines are in blue split stitch.

    An additional strip of cloth has been sewn between the bands.
    The textile has a radiocarbon result of 1301 AD +/- 39.

    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, p. 75 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 75

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