Textile fragment with hooks, lions, and crosses, possibly from a tunic

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    A complete band is divided into small registers filled with diagonal lines, hooks, and arrow motifs. The band is surrounded by a border with three finials at the narrow sides. The border is a continuous band of small squares, containing in alternation a small lion and a cross.

    The textile is made up from two pieces, sewn together with a run-and-fell seam. The embroidery is stitched across the seam. The shape of the band suggests that it was part of a garment, possibly the shoulder front of a tunic.

    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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