Textile fragment with cartouches and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with cartouches and rosettes

  • 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 turquoise, yellow, and brown silk; pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    49.5 x 19.5 cm max. (warp x weft)
    28 / 33 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1 cm (width)
    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.

    EA1984.424

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  • Catalogue text

    Three narrow bands contain cartouches and rosettes. Each cartouche holds a small medallion flanked by two flowers, embroidered in yellow against a background of either brown or turquoise. The small rosettes are six-petalled and embroidered with satin stitch in turquoise outlines. Split or stem stitch are used for both outlines and as filling stitch. Between the cartouches are medallions filled with pulled work worked with three-sided stitch.

    The bands are parallel to the selvedge. They are 1 cm wide.

    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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