Textile fragment with dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with dots

  • 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 resist (possibly by hand), and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18.5 x 17.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 10 / 10 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.102

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  • Catalogue text

    Regular pattern of dots. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Unusually coarse thread and loose weave. There is no evidence of block repeat, and the dots might have been applied by hand. Despite its simplicity, the pattern is unique in the collection.

    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. 94 on p. 25 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 25 fig. 94

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