Textile fragment from the neck of a dress with stylized floral shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment from the neck of a dress with stylized floral shapes

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    silk, plain and satin woven, dyed black, and embroidered with coloured silk and metal thread; linen ground; with stitching in silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    47.5 x 30.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (linen), along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (silk), along length/width 40 / 40 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.338

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands of geometric design with borders of stylized floral motifs at the shoulder, one side and around V-shaped neck opening; heart-shaped medallion at point of V surrounded by spirals and crosses.

    The fragment is part of a dress, with the neck opening and the shoulder still intact. The ground linen fabric has been overlaid with black silk, most of which is deteriorated.

    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, p. 299 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 299

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