Textile fragment with bands of linked diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of linked diamond-shapes

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with black and blue thread, possibly silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 8.5 cm (warp x weft)
    16 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    black embroidery bands 2 cm (width)
    light-blue embroidery band 1.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.07 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 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.

    EA1984.323

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  • Catalogue text

    Three parallel bands, each made up of solid lines with a single row of small, linked diamonds in the centre. The two outer bands are black, the one in the centre is light blue.

    The bands are at right angles to the selvedge. The black bands are 2 cm wide, the light blue is 1.5 cm. The bands may have been part of a sampler, as they only follow certain different lengths and then stop.

    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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