Textile fragment with an elaborate quatrefoil and tab-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with an elaborate quatrefoil and tab-shapes

  • 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 resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12.5 x 11.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 21 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.207

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  • Catalogue text

    An elaborate quatrefoil, centred around a carnation, and combining lotus-leaf shapes and flower buds; surrounded on four sides by an hourglass shape which can also be read as four tabs with a square and rosette at the centre. Fragment of an ornate, eight-petalled rosette. The resist defines the pattern generally, but at times is also the outline of a design in blue. The background is blue.

    Some light blue appears in the flower buds of the quatrefoil.

    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. 199 on p. 56 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 56 fig. 199

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