Textile fragment with band of S-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of S-shapes

  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with red silk; with a rolled hem in flax

  • Dimensions

    22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.374

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow band with diagonal S-shapes separated by diagonal lines; the band has a stepped border. The embroidery fills the background.

    The band is 1.5 cm wide; it is at right angles to a selvedge. Parallel to the band is a finely rolled hem.

    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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