Textile fragment with band of inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of inscription

  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue and brown silk; with a rolled hem in flax

  • Dimensions

    25 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    inscription band 0.7 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.61

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow inscription band, 0.7 cm wide and embroidered in blue, is set at right angles between the selvedge and a finely rolled hem. There are also remains of two brown bands, of the same width.

    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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