Textile fragment with tendrils, trefoils, and foliate borders

On display

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils, trefoils, and foliate borders

  • Associated place

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

  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 26 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery bands 5.8 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.08 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.373

  • Our online collection is being continually updated. Find out more

  • Catalogue text

    Four bands of tendrils and trefoils, alternating in direction; the bands have foliate borders.

    Three of the bands are parallel to each other, set at equal distance and at right angles to the fourth. The width of the bands is 5.8 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. iii, vol. i

Reference URL

?
q-seffron-icon q-white-icon pluse-seffron-icon pluse-white-icon minus-seffron-icon minus-white-icon close-seffron-icon close-white-icon close-black-icon prv-gry-arrow prv-arrow print-seffron-icon print-black-icon next-arrow next-gry-arrow next-white-arrow up-arrow-black up-arrow black-up-arrow black-down-arrow white-up-arrow white-down-arrow hr-list-gry-icon hr-list-white-icon vr-list-gry-icon vr-list-white-icon eye-icon zoomin-icon zoomout-icon fullview-icon contact-black-icon contact-seffron-icon basket-seffron-icon basket-black-icon share-black-icon share-seffron-icon go-arrow search-white-icon