Roundel textile fragment with interlace

Details

  • Title

    Roundel textile fragment with interlace

  • Date

  • Material and technique

    turquoise silk, possibly twill woven, and embroidered with brown and yellow thread, possibly silk; linen backing

  • Dimensions

    7.5 x 7.5 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric, along length/width 26 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    backing, along length/width 12 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
    backing 0.04 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.

    EA1984.99

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  • Catalogue text

    A knotted interlace with yellow outlines and a brown and yellow central line is arranged to form two interlocking quatrefoils.

    The embroidery is apparently done on a turquoise silk fabric woven in twill, with a linen backing. The embroidery is very finely executed.

    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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