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Textile fragment, possibly with remains of kufic interlace

Glossary

kufic

  • kufic

    A term denoting various styles of angular Arabic script. Emerged in the early centuries of Islam, kufic soon became the preferred hand to copy holy texts.

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    • currently in research collection

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

    The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries

    The design is very fragmentary, possibly showing the remains of a stylized kufic interlace with plant finials, as in EA1984.49.

    The remains of prick marks in place of the dark red embroidery allows for the partial reconstruction of the design. Threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches.

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