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Patchwork fragment with squares
Material and technique
coloured silk patchwork, embroidered with coloured silk; linen backing; with a seam, possibly in silk
Dimensions40.5 x 28 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 50 / 50 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
A large patchwork fragment made up of squares within squares, all arranged in diamond patterns. The buttonhole eyelet embroidery is arranged into a floral pattern, as quatrefoils and rosettes.
The fragment has a seam down the middle.
The radiocarbon date indicates an Ottoman date for the patchwork piece, of 1599 AD +/- 37.
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