Textile fragment with bands of birds

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of birds

  • 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 coloured silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.5 x 3.5 cm max. (length x width)
    following the weave 9 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric .06 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery .06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.165

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  • Catalogue text

    A diagonal brown band with four white birds and stepped outlines in pink, blue, and white.

    Straight and slanting stitches are arranged in chevron pattern. The fragment is similar to EA1993.164. The measurements of length and width follow the weaving structure; as the band is embroidered on the bias, its actual measurements are 9.3 cm x 3.5 cm.

    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. 126 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 126

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