Textile fragment with tendrils, trefoils, and foliate bordersOn display
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Textile fragment with tendrils, trefoils, and foliate borders
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with blue silk
Dimensions29 x 26 cm (length x width)
along length/width 20 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
embroidery bands 5.8 cm (width)
ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.08 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Four bands of tendrils and trefoils, alternating in direction; the bands have foliate borders.
Three of the bands are parallel to each other, set at equal distance and at right angles to the fourth. The width of the bands is 5.8 cm.
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