Sampler fragment with parallel bands containing S-shapes and hexagons

Details

  • Title

    Sampler fragment with parallel bands containing S-shapes and hexagons

  • 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 blue flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    36 x 30 cm max. (warp x weft)
    17 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.487

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  • Catalogue text

    The fragment is completely covered with parallel bands containing a variety of designs, including S- and arrow-shapes, hexagons filled with diamonds, stars, and stylized plants. All designs are embroidered in stepped double running stitches.

    The great variety of designs suggests that the fragment was part of a sampler. There is a selvedge along one side. The textile has been sewn onto a cloth backing. Much of the embroidery has lost its colour.

    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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