Textile fragment with floral scrolling pattern, probably from the cuff of a sleeve

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with floral scrolling pattern, probably from the cuff of a sleeve

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    four layers of cotton, embroidered with red, green, and cream silk; additional blue and white check cloth; with a seam in flax

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.5 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 30 / 25 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 1 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 2 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.250

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands of a red floral scrolling pattern; one is more narrow than the other and has a border of green and natural magic chain stitch.

    There are four layers of fabric, the two inner ones are of coarser cotton than the outer ones. The embroidery bands are on the outer fabric, and probably were once a sleeve cuff. There is a small piece of blue and white check cloth attached.

    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, p. 211 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 211

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