Textile fragment with curved leaves

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    Curving tendrils with small leaves fill a wide band; there are the remains of a border with S-shapes. The design is worked in yellow split stitch outlines against a blue background done in slanted counted filling stitch.

    The embroidery is badly deteriorated. Some blue flax thread has been stitched over part of the fragment, for an uncertain reason.

    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. 81 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 81

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