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Spot motif embroidered sampler, Mamluk

Image attached to T.166-1946

An image of Textiles. Spot motif sampler. Linen embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and running stitch. One edge has a selvedge the others are either damaged or incomplete. The sampler is mounted on a linen backing. Length, max, 37 cm, width, max, 30 cm, circa 1401 -1501. Mamluk. Notes: The patterns found on this sampler are very close to those found on fragments of clothing and household linen of a similar date.

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Textiles. Spot motif sampler. Linen embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and running stitch. One edge has a selvedge the others are either damaged or incomplete. The sampler is mounted on a linen backing. Length, max, 37 cm, width, max, 30 cm, circa 1401 -1501. Mamluk. Notes: The patterns found on this sampler are very close to those found on fragments of clothing and household linen of a similar date.

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  • Accession Number: T.166-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 859 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.04MB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:11:06 10:57:18

Key words

15th Century Egyptian embroidered embroidery Fitz_AA hemmed Islamic linen Mamlouk Mamluk Medieval Memluk motif needle needlework needleworking polychrome sampler selvedge silk spot motif sampler stitches stitching textile

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