Textile fragment with interlacing quatrefoils and trefoils

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    A wide band of very fine interlacing, made up from pink bands forming quatrefoils and trefoils, with the background covered with a stipple effect, created by dark blue embroidery, of a single couched thread.

    A small fragment of plain tabby linen is sewn on with a flat seam. The band is hemmed at one narrow end. The silk core of metal threads (silver) remain, with evidence of couching.

    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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