Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, quatrefoils, and trees

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, quatrefoils, and trees

  • 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 red and blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 7 x 6.5 cm (length x width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.238

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands, one red, the other blue, but of identical design. Each band contains a single row of diamonds with a quatrefoil at the centre, as well as a border along both sides with stylized, small trees.

    The embroidery band is complete and has a length of 7 cm, a width of 6.5 cm.

    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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