Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art
Welcome to the Yousef Jameel Online Centre, making the Eastern Art collections at the Ashmolean Musem available online. Discover art from the Islamic Middle East, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and the Himalayas.
horse-trappings (?) | British Museum
Horse-trapping(?); linen; rectangular fragment; embroidered with shield of arms: or yellow lion rampant with red edging between two blue crosses potence with wavy white stripes; black border on two sides. One fragment shows arms of William of Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle (d. 1260); the other fragment shows arms of his wife Isabella of Rivers.
Buratto embroidery is named after buratto cloth, which in its turn is named after buratto, an Italian word for a sieve or sifter. Buratto embroidery is worked on an open, even-weave cloth (buratto cloth) with a single warp and a double weft. The ground has a square mesh (see lacis). Designs are worked in running stitch and may be counted or drawn directly onto the net. Buratto embroidery can be classed as an embroidered lace.
Book Cushion Cover | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
Embroidered panel, with a scene of the Virgin, Child and Saint Joseph, made on linen canvas with silk threads. The stitches cover all of hte surface of the linen. The scene depicts the Holy Family under a canopy with architectural decoration, and flanked by four angels holding flowers. St Joseph has a basket of bird and a lily in his hands.