Textile fragment with palmettes, interlacing leaves, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with palmettes, interlacing leaves, and tendrils

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, decorated with blue ink; remains of blue fabric; joined with a run-and-fell seam in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.5 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 36 / 28 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric .02 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.17

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands drawn in fine blue outlines; the widest band has linked palmettes set into heart-shapes, while two smaller bands show interlacing leaves and tendrils. Along a seam are the remains of two further bands with chevrons.

    The run-and-fell seam sewn with fine flax thread also has the remains of a blue fragment.

    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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