Cloth with S-shapes linked with small crosses

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  • Catalogue text

    The rectangular cloth has narrow bands with identical designs along all four sides. The pattern is made up of S-shapes linked with small crosses. Along the two short sides is a single band each, embroidered in brown cotton or silk, with a light blue rectangle in one corner, containing an S-shape and small triangles, and with border lines embroidered in flax thread. The two long sides have three bands each, of which two are not completed. The three bands next to the selvedge are dark blue, the other three are brown.

    There is a selvedge along one long side of the cloth, and a crudely done mending seam in the middle.

    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. iii, vol. i

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