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Textile fragment with stylized plants and chevrons
Date10th - 15th century AD
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with coloured silk, and with tel kirma (knots) in metal thread; with two rolled hems in silk
Dimensions28.5 x 14.5 cm max. (warp x weft)
26 / 30 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
ground fabric 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 29 | Eastern Art Paintings
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Repeating design of tall stylized plants and chevron border line at one edge.
There are two hems, both rolled and whipped, as well as a selvedge. Tel kirma (knots) in metal thread.
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, p. 263 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 263