Tab with plant

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    A tab with a single central plant, embroidered with turquoise blue slanted counted filling stitch worked on the diagonal, with the remains of two pairs of leaves and a flower head. The background has drawn work embroidered with yellow silk thread. The tab has a border with remains of foliage. All turquoise shapes are outlined in reddish brown stem stitch.

    The drawn-thread work has needle-woven bars, but also includes some overcast stitches.

    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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