Textile fragment with inscription, possibly from a cuff

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with a blue inscription running between two parallel brown lines embroidered on either side, and above it a row of alternating blue trefoils and brown crescents or flowers.

    The band has been sewn onto a ground fabric of flax. The edge is a false hem, and on the reverse are the remains of two run-and-fell seams; possibly it was once the cuff of a sleeve. The double chain stitch is unusual for Egypt.

    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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