Textile fragment with band of hooks and diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of hooks and 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 dark-brown silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 x 16.5 cm max. (warp x weft)
    26 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.01 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.03 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.145

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band filled with hook motifs and diamond patterns; along the two borders is a very narrow band with alternating ?palmette and diamond shapes.

    The darning stitches of the wide band move parallel to the selvedge, while the stitches of the narrow border on either side of the band move at right angles to it. The border has smaller stitches than the wide band.

    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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