Textile fragment from a turban cover with sprays of flowers and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment from a turban cover with sprays of flowers and leaves

  • Date

    1320 - 1420
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with red, green, and white silk and metal thread; with remains of a rolled hem

  • Dimensions

    41 x 25 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.278

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  • Catalogue text

    Curled sprays of flowers and leaves are arranged in staggered rows; in one corner, smaller floral sprays are arranged above a curved line of beads.

    Part of a turban cover. There are the remains of a finely rolled hem.

    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. 239 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 239

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