Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes and arrows

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes and arrows

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, woven with silk warp at selvedge, and embroidered with blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    silk warp strip 1.3 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.188

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with linked diamonds, each filled with arrow shapes; the band has borders with s-shapes and very small diamonds. In addition there are two remains of bands set at right angles, both with remains of the same design as the first band.

    At the selvedge there is a 13 mm wide strip where the warp is very fine silk rather than flax.

    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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