Textile fragment with band of hexagons and paired triangles

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    A band of hexagons and paired blue triangles, the latter built up from small diamonds. The hexagons were originally filled with brown embroidery, but most of this has deteriorated.

    There is a fringe, each strand made up from five warp threads which are given an s-twist and then are knotted at the end. The length of the tassles is 3 cm. Along one side of the textile is a rolled hem.

    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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