Textile fragment with pairs of palmettes and hexagons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with pairs of palmettes and hexagons

  • 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 and dark-brown silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.01 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.

    EA1993.132

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with paired trefoils set within hexagons. The trefoils have brown outlines in stem stitch and are defined by the ground fabric. They have blue curving frames worked in slanted filling stitch, and there is a narrow border embroidered in stem stitch.

    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, p. 93 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 93

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