Sampler fragment with parallel bands containing S-shapes and hexagons

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    The fragment is completely covered with parallel bands containing a variety of designs, including S- and arrow-shapes, hexagons filled with diamonds, stars, and stylized plants. All designs are embroidered in stepped double running stitches.

    The great variety of designs suggests that the fragment was part of a sampler. There is a selvedge along one side. The textile has been sewn onto a cloth backing. Much of the embroidery has lost its colour.

    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. iii, vol. i

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