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 yellow and blue silk; remains of pulled-thread openwork

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 28 / 28 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 0.8 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.01 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.441

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  • Catalogue text

    Three parallel narrow bands with cartouches and small blue rosettes with six petals. The cartouches are blue and each contain three linked ovals embroidered in yellow. The split and stem stitch is used for both outlines and filling, and there are small yellow circles in eyelet stitch, as well as remains of pulled work with three-sided stitch.

    The bands are 0.8 cm wide, with 4.3 cm between each. The fragment is identical to EA1984.424.

    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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