Textile fragment with arches and Arabic inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with arches and Arabic inscription

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

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

    five pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist or mordant, and dyed red; joined with stitching in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 16.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 13 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3, along length/width 15 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 4, along length/width 16 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 5, along length/width 15 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.377

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of pointed arches, red against a white ground; a band of script, white against a red ground. Additional fragmentary scraps with large squares and diamonds, red against a light ground.

    Mended with a total of five patches. The fragment is very faded, but there seems to be little difference in precision of outlines between the surface and reverse. The inscription reads 'and prosperity and power.'

    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. 375 on p. 111 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 111 fig. 375

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