SCARF OR GIRDLE
Medieval Middle Eastern Cross Stitch Embroidery, graphed by Rosemary Stecher (Mathilde Eschenbach)

Blue silk on linen. Greek stitch.
Egypt, Mamluk period (mid 13th-early 14th century)
Same counterchanging foliate pattern as the sampler, worked in S-direction in one band, and Z in the other.

Ellis, Marianne Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt.
Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001. #36 (p. 54).

Chart for Cross Stitch Embroidery


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