Textile fragment with eight-pointed stars and lozengesOn display
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Textile fragment with eight-pointed stars and lozenges
Date10th - 15th century AD
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with dark-blue, light-green, and yellow silk; with a flat open seam in flax
Dimensions16.5 x 11.5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 20 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 29 | Eastern Art Paintings
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A wide band with blue eight-pointed stars and two octagons containing lozenges embroidered blue or green, with a yellow centre.
The octagons are embroidered in counted satin stitch, all other designs in double running stitch. There is a flat open seam along one side of the embroidered area.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i