Textile fragment with triangles and diamond-shapes


  • Title

    Textile fragment with triangles and diamond-shapes

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with brown silk and blue thread, possibly cotton; with hems in flax

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    blue embroidery bands 1.5 cm (width)
    brown embroidery band 2 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, silk 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, blue thread 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands are embroidered in blue, with small diamonds alternately linked and single, and a border of triangles; one band is embroidered in brown, also with linked diamonds.

    The blue bands are 1.5 cm wide, the brown one 2 cm. The brown silk is very deteriorated and the design therefore only faint. One of the blue bands stops close to the edge of the textile, and the embroidery changes to the design and colour of the brown band. Both long sides of the textile have been hemmed.

    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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