Textile fragment from a sleeve, with interlace, linked stars, and rosettesOn display
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Textile fragment from a sleeve, with interlace, linked stars, and rosettes
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with undyed and beige silk; linen backing; with stitching in flax
Dimensions27 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
embroidery bands 7.5 cm (width)
along length/width 36 / 36 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.04 cm max. (thread diameter)
ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
A band of continuous interlacing is arranged in two rows of linked five-pointed stars, with small six-petalled rosettes in a single line between.
The fragment has two layers sewn together, and it has the shape of a sleeve cuff. The width of the band is 7.5 cm.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i