Textile fragment with bands of palmettes and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of palmettes and leaves

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    three pieces of linen, two pieces embroidered with blue and yellow silk; third piece embroidered with remains of maroon silk; joined with two seams in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.5 x 11.7 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 25 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 30 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm (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.

    EA1993.126

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands with tendrils, leaves, and narrow scrolling borders are closely joined. All outlines are worked in yellow stem stitch, possibly with some remains of split stitch; the background is blue filling stitch worked in straight rows. At right angles to the bands are the remains of maroon floral embroidery worked in ?split stitch.

    Three pieces are joined together; the one at right angles to the other two is a different fabric. There are two seams.

    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, p. 87 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 87

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