Textile fragment with rosettes or wheel-shapes, flowers, and plants

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes or wheel-shapes, flowers, and plants

  • 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

    24 x 20.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    blocks 7.5 x 7.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.236

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  • Catalogue text

    Rosettes or wheel shapes alternating with eight-leafed flowers, each taking up approximately one-quarter of the block, while an undulating plant with leaves and flower-heads covers the remainder. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    It is likely that the design was printed with two square blocks, each measuring approximately 7.5 cm. x 7.5 cm.

    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. 227 on p. 65 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 65 fig. 227

Audinet, Karthika, ‘Fustat Fragments: Indian Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection’, Textiles Asia Journal, 10, Issue 3, (January 2019), fig. 3 on p. 21

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