Textile fragment with band of chevrons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of chevrons

  • 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; with a rolled hem

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 x 8 cm (warp x weft)
    18 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    wide embroidery band 7.7 cm (width)
    narrow embroidery band 0.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (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.

    EA1984.531

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  • Catalogue text

    A broad band of chevrons, made up from linked S-shapes, fills the entire width of the textile. Parallel to it is a simple narrow band of small, slanting S-shapes.

    The width of the broad band is 7.7 cm, of the narrow band 0.5 cm. The fabric has a selvedge down one side, and a rolled hem on the opposite side.

    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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