Textile fragment, possibly with remains of kufic interlace

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment, possibly with remains of kufic interlace

  • 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 light-red and dark-red silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 x 9 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 24 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm min. (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.

    EA1984.51

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  • Catalogue text

    The design is very fragmentary, possibly showing the remains of a stylized kufic interlace with plant finials, as in EA1984.49.

    The remains of prick marks in place of the dark red embroidery allows for the partial reconstruction of the design. Threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Glossary of terms

kufic

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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