Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and arrows

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and arrows

  • 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 black thread, possibly cotton

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    central embroidery band 3 cm (width)
    border embroidery bands 1 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.

    EA1984.190

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with diamonds containing facing arrows, and separated by paired arrows; on either side an additional border band with a row of two chevrons. The black embroidery defines the design.

    The central band is 3 cm wide, the two borders are 1 cm each. They are set at right angles to the selvedge and cover the full length of the fabric.

    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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