Textile fragment with lotuses, and interlacing vine and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with lotuses, and interlacing vine and leaves

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of linen, embroidered with coloured silk; linen backing; joined with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric, along length/width 21 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    backing, along length/width 13 / 11 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.08 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.579

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  • Catalogue text

    A band is separated into rectangles filled with either an ornate lotus, or an interlacing vine with leaf tendrils, embroidered in brown and green, with white outlines. Between the rectangles and along both borders are bands which contain S-shapes alternating with small crescents. The treatment of design and technical peculiarities are similar to EA1984.98.

    The band is sewn together from two pieces of fabric; it also is attached to a backing of coarser linen.

    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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