Textile fragment with inscriptionOn display
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Textile fragment with inscription
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with brown and blue silk, and undyed flax; drawn-thread work
Dimensions16 x 4.5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 19 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
embroidery band 1.3 cm (width)
ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A narrow band with a fine inscription is embroidered with couching and chain stitch in natural flax, against outlines and background in brown silk. There is a border of drawn thread and blue stem stitch embroidery.
The band is 1.3 cm wide.
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