Textile fragment with interlace and tear-drops

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlace and tear-drops

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, possibly block-printed with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 10 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.382

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow band and circular of interlace, large tear-drop shapes, and small flowers and tendrils. The pattern is white against a brown background.

    Some of the design includes script which is too fragmentary to read. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The fragment is probably Syrian.

    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. 380 on p. 113 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 113 fig. 380

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