Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes, triangles, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked diamond-shapes, triangles, and flowers

  • 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 blue silk; linen backing; with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12.5 x 9.5 cm max. (length x width)
    backing, along length/width 34 / 34 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric, along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 11.5 x 4.5 cm (length x width)
    backing 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    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.

    EA1984.349

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  • Catalogue text

    A band made up from small diamonds set into larger linked diamonds; triangles are placed between the latter. The band has a border of stylized flowers.

    The band is sewn to a ground fabric which is of finer weave; the technical data refers to this first, and to the embroidered band secondly. The band is 11.5 cm long and 4.5 cm wide.

    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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