Textile fragment with interlacing ovals and knots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlacing ovals and knots

  • Associated place

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

  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with turquoise and white silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 2.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 36 / 36 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1.3 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.03 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.

    EA1984.329.b

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  • Catalogue text

    A band embroidered with a turquoise background has four fine yellow lines of interlacing, creating ovals and knots.

    The width of the band is 1.3 cm. It fills almost the entire fragment. The fragment is identical to EA1984.329.a, and both were probably once part of the same fabric.

    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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