Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes, hooks, and leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes, hooks, 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

    linen, embroidered with blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 1 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.250

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  • Catalogue text

    Six bands, all with the same design of s-shapes and small hooks attached, as well as a stylized heart-shaped leaf at either end of the 's'. Five bands are parallel to each other, the sixth is at right angles. The blue embroidery defines the outline.

    The bands are 1 cm wide. There are no borders.

    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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