Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

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

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1.5 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.256

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands set at right angles to each other and with the same design of linked diamonds stitched in red embroidery. The embroidery defines the outline. One of the bands also has a single line of blue stitching as a border.

    The bands are 1.5 cm wide. There are the remains of a rolled hem sewn with silk.

    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. ii, vol. i

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