Textile fragment with quatrefoils and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils and tendrils

  • 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, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red, brown, and possibly purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23.5 x 9.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.796

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of quatrefoils filled with four elaborate red leaves and a white flower at the centre; the quatrefoils are surrounded by white tendrils on a red ground. In addition, there is the beginning of four ?medallions, of which the beaded frames are visible, as well as some traces of brown or purple filling.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface.

    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. 789 on p. 232 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 232 fig. 789

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