Textile fragment with leaves, a stepped square, and wheels

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with leaves, a stepped square, and wheels

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, applied with mordant, and with resist (possibly partly by hand), and dyed red and blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    28 x 15.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 31 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1060

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands, one with linked wheels in red, blue, and white, the other red with white, symmetrical leaf shapes alternating with a blue stepped square and flower. Blue and red borders separate the bands. In addition there is a design with large leaves and tendrils, defined by fine, white lines on a blue and red ground.

    The resist may partly have been applied by hand. For the blue, the reverse shows considerably more dye saturation than the surface. The design relates to the group of textiles around Cat. no. 1122 [EA1990.1129].

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1053 on p. 313 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 313, vol. ii p. 313 fig. 1053

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