Fragment from the neck opening of a tunic with crosses and diamond-shapes

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  • Title

    Fragment from the neck opening of a tunic with crosses and diamond-shapes

  • Date

  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with pink silk and brown thread, possibly cotton; remains of lining, probably linen; with stitching in flax

  • Dimensions

    36.5 x 32.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.07 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.352

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  • Catalogue text

    Neck opening of a tunic with a continuous triangular field of brown crosses. The triangle points downwards, and the two sides are embroidered with a border of four hooks each. At the base of the neck opening is a diamond-shaped lozenge, also with two hook shapes attached, similar to a pendant. Small pink ornaments are of uncertain design, as they have badly deteriorated.

    There are remains of lining along the neck rim.

    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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