Textile fragment from a tunic with heart-shaped flowers

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  • Catalogue text

    The bottom of a tunic with a fine border band of heart-shaped leaves or flowers and two parallel lines; the same design is embroidered at right angles to the embroidery at the hem. In addition there is a line of individual hexagons flanked by two small diamonds and containing S-shapes. A design panel with an overall pattern has small, paired geometric Y-shapes arranged vertically and horizontally.

    The design arrangement makes it certain that the fragment was once part of a tunic; see EA1984.353 for a complete example. The stitched hem was sewn after the embroidery was done.

    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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