Textile fragment with three parallel bands with lozenges

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three parallel bands with lozenges

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen and striped red and dark-blue silk, embroidered with dark-blue silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (linen), along length/width 21 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (silk), along length/width 50 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.511

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  • Catalogue text

    Three closely set, parallel bands are at right angles to a fourth band. All four bands have the same design of lozenges linked at an angle, and half diamonds in between; all bands also have the same border with a continuous row of stylized plants.

    There is also a silk band woven into the fabric, with red and narrow black stripes. The silk is much finer than the flax, so that the threads are woven in unplied pairs. The textile fragment is very fine and obviously of luxury quality.

    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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