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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 palmette

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    • currently in research collection

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  • Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt by Marianne Ellis

    Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt

    There are a number of circular embroideries in the collection and some, like this one, have been fashioned from another textile. This design of a palmette nestling within a larger palmette, worked in split stitch in three colours, has been chosen to decorate a roundel. Because it is so worn we cannot be sure whether it was made as a cover for a jar but this is its most likely function. Its place of origin is equally difficult to determine but it is different from the various types of embroidery from Egypt and is so similar in colouring and technique to fragment No.11 [EA1984.264] that it was possibly made in Seljuk Anatolia or Syria.
  • The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries by Ruth Barnes and Marianne Ellis

    The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries

    A yellow palmette with curving tendrils contains a smaller blue palmette, both with red outlines.

    The embroidery is sewn onto a second linen fragment with additional, similar embroidery (fragmentary), shaped into a roundel with a curved hem.
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