Textile fragment with chevrons and diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with chevrons and diamond-shapes

  • 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 dark-blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.541

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  • Catalogue text

    A band is divided into rectangles with alternating designs; one is filled with very small, linked chevrons, the other with a grid of diamonds. Most of the embroidery is worked in a stepped version of double running stitch.

    The band is at right angles to a selvedge.

    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. iii, vol. i

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