Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and floral quatrefoils, probably from a garmentOn display
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Textile fragment with diamond-shapes and floral quatrefoils, probably from a garment
Material and technique
linen, embroidered with brown silk; with remains of two flat seams, and an additional seam, in flax
Dimensions24 x 5 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 24 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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A band contains small diamonds, each filled with a quatrefoil flower. The spaces between the diamonds repeat half of this floral design. There is a border of stylized palmettes. The embroidery defines the patterning.
There are three remains of seams, two of them flat. The band was probably part of a garment.
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