Textile fragment with alternating diamond-shapes and hexagons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with alternating diamond-shapes and hexagons

  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with brown and blue silk

  • Dimensions

    26.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.569

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with a single row of linked alternating diamonds and hexagons. The geometric shapes are embroidered in brown and blue. The diamonds each contain a star; the interior design of the hexagons cannot be read for certain, but may be a four-armed spiral. Along both sides of the band is a border with hexagons, each holding an S-shape.

    The main band and borders are separated by a single line of brown cross stitches.

    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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