Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes, triangles, and palmettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes, triangles, and palmettes

  • Date

  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with green and brown silk; with a rolled hem in flax

  • Dimensions

    20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.237

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band of green embroidery, with a linked diamond design, and a brown border made up of triangles, each with a small palmette at the apex.

    There is a rolled hem along the edge that is parallel to the selvedge, which shows that the textile panel was intended to be 13.5 cm wide.

    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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