Textile fragment with pear-shaped stylized flowers on stems

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with pear-shaped stylized flowers on stems

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of cotton, one piece embroidered with red, blue, and yellow silk and metal thread, the other piece embroidered with blue and cream silk and metal thread; pieces joined with two rolled hems in mercerized cotton

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    114 x 81.5 cm max. (warp x weft)
    ground fabric 1 (with red, blue, and yellow silk) 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 (with blue and cream silk) 17 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.01 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.293

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  • Catalogue text

    Two end borders with a repeating design of floral motifs; each motif has three pear-shaped stylized flowers on stems.

    Two pieces are joined: the embroidery of one is red, blue, and yellow, of the other it is blue and cream. Two rolled hems are oversewn with buttonhole stitch.

    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. 254 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 254

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