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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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Room 5 | Textiles gallery

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Textile fragment with band of decoration

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    • currently in research collection

Objects are sometimes moved to a different location. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis. Contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular object on display, or would like to arrange an appointment to see an object in our reserve collections.

 

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  • The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries by Ruth Barnes and Marianne Ellis

    The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries

    Remains of a tapestry band woven into a linen fabric. The tapestry is purple, green, red and brown silk with gold thread, as well as fine flax thread. There is a very small medallion containing an animal, possibly a rabbit with a long tail, woven in white against a purple ground.

    There is a run-and-fell seam at right angle to the tapestry band. The band is 5 cm wide. It is too deteriorated to make out more of the design, but apparently the textile was of very high quality. It is likely to be of 11th century date.
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Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.

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