Textile fragment with lotus, possibly from a tent

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  • Catalogue text

    A band is separated into rectangles filled with an ornate lotus, and originally probably also interlacing, as in EA1984.579. The pattern is embroidered in brown and green, with white outlines. Between the rectangles and along the border are bands which contain S-shapes alternating with small crescents. There is the beginning of a second design on the other side of the border. The treatment of design is similar to EA1984.98 and EA1984.579.

    The fragment is sewn together from two pieces of fabric; it also is attached to a backing of coarser linen, as in EA1984.579. It may have been part of a ?tent construction.

    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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