Textile fragment with band of interlace

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    A wide band filled with continuous interlacing; the interlace bands in turn are filled with cartouches and squares that are ornately filled with geometric patterns. The hexagonal spaces between the interlacing each have a spiral set into an octagon.

    The embroidery of the interlace alternates between medium and light blue; the light blue is done with extremely fine darning stitches. One long side of the fragment has a hem stitched with 2-ply flax thread, while at right angles to it one of the short sides has a rolled hem whipped with silk thread.

    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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