Textile fragment with band framed by triangles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band framed by triangles

  • 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 blue and white silk; pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 3 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.432

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  • Catalogue text

    A band contains a square with a spiral inside, framed by triangles. These are mostly filled with very finely stitched darning, worked over one thread, and partly outlined in white satin stitch. Pulled work with wrapping stitches worked in diagonal rows provides the outlines, and there is some additional pulled work with wrapping stitch in horizontal rows.

    A selvedge. The band is 3 cm wide. Parallel to it are prick marks remaining from further embroidery that has disintegrated.

    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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