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Textile fragment with blazons and remains of naskhi inscription

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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

    Two rows of blazons shaped like inverted drops, each with an inscription band and diagonal brown stripes; the upper row has two, the lower one three blazons. Below them are the remains of a large naskhi inscription. Both design fields are separated by bands with small inscriptions set into rhombic shapes, alternating with blank spaces.

    A French seam at right angles to the inscription has remains of coarse linen fabric, obviously once used as a backing. The large size of the inscription suggests that the textile was used as a flag, banner, or architectural decoration, rather than for dress purposes.

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