Textile fragment from a slipper front with linked crossesOn display
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Textile fragment from a slipper front with linked crosses
Material and technique
linen and blue silk, embroidered with yellow flax; overcast edging; bound in leather
Dimensions12.5 x 7 cm max. (length x width)
ground fabric (linen), along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric (silk), along length/width 23 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric (linen) 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
ground fabric (silk) 0.03 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Linked crosses are arranged in a line and as small clusters.
The piece is the front of a slipper, with overcast edging and leather binding. A linen fabric is covered with blue silk and embroidered. There is a fine leather edge as well as remains of leather against the back, which was the slipper's inside.
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. iii, vol. i