Textile fragment with bands of scrollsOn display
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Textile fragment with bands of scrolls
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with red and blue silk
Dimensions19.5 x 6 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 26 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Two parallel bands are very closely set together; they contain a couched red scroll pattern partly arranged into plant shapes which alternate in their direction. The red scrolls have blue outlines.
The couching is single thread; the blue outlines are embroidered in split stitch.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i