Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and S-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and S-shapes

  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue silk; possibly with remains of stitching in flax

  • Dimensions

    14.5 x 10.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 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.

    EA1984.296

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel rectangles are filled with diamonds and s-shapes, as in fragment EA1984.294. Both rectangles have small triangular borders along their longer sides, again as in EA1984.294.

    The fragment may have a selvedge on either long side, possibly with remains of flax sewing fibre. It is heavily stained yellow. In all respects of design and technical construction the fragment is identical to EA1984.294, and it is likely that both were part of the same textile.

    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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