Mamluk heraldic embroidery

This is a wool and plain weave appliqué heraldic design made in the years 1468–96 C.E., during the reign of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey. The size of the emblem is 22.9 cm by 30.5 cm and thought to be from either clothing or furniture of a courtier. The details of the diamond at the top- The details of the goblet at the bottom of the emblem- The textile is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This is a kite shaped emblem, which shows earlier Fatimid influence. The textile is blue dyed linen, embroidered with red and yellow silk in a slanted counted stitch. The details of the emblem show the stitches used, including chain stitch around the item within the emblem- The size of the embroidery is 9.5 x 6.5 cm, with the person wearing this emblem to have been the cup bearer (the goblet) and master of robes (the yellow diamond). It is though to have been made in the late 14th century, and thought to have decorated a corner of the cloth (possibly from a saddle cloth). The textile is in the Ashmolean Museum.
This emblem is for the Jukandar, or keeper of the Sultan’s polo sticks. The person who wore this also bore his cup at the games. The textile is 18 cm by 10 cm and also 14th century. Taken from the Eternal Egypt website.
This 14th century emblem is of appliquéd crossed swords, or sword-bearer. This means the person wearing it would have been in charge of the armory. Taken from the Eternal Egypt website.
Recommended Reading
Islamic Heraldry: An Introduction by David B. Appleton. Via Medievalists.net.
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture, Volume 2 by Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blair. Via Google Books.
Rethinking Mamluk Textiles by Bethany J. Walker. Via Google Docs.

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