Textile fragment with tendril and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendril and leaves

  • Associated place

    Anatolia (probable) (probable place of creation)
    Syria (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    probably linen, embroidered with pink silk; cotton backing

  • Dimensions

    19.5 x 4 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric, along length/width 24 / 24 threads/cm max. (thread count)
    backing, along length/width 12 / 12 threads/cm min. (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
    backing 0.05 cm (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.

    EA1984.265

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  • Catalogue text

    An continuous tendril is set into a band and repeated mirror-symmetrically. Small paired leaves emerge from the vine.

    The band is embroidered over two layers of cloth; the finer one on top seems to be linen, the lower one cotton. The shape of the band suggests that it was used as a collar or sleeve.

    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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