Textile fragment with dotted vines, possibly stylized columns, and poles with rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with dotted vines, possibly stylized columns, and poles with rosettes

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown; joined with stitching in blue flax, and with additional stitching in black cotton and blue flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 17 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.543

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  • Catalogue text

    Bands with patterns made up from dots; two have a continuous vine design, as in Cat. no. 525 [EA1990.532], and in addition there is a row of stylized ?columns and standing poles with rosettes. The pattern is white against a red or brown background.

    Two fragments are sewn together with blue thread. One of the pieces was then torn down to the seam; this one has a selvedge. Additional black and blue stitching occurs. The reverse is heavily saturated with dye.

    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. 536 on p. 160 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 271, vol. ii p. 160 fig. 536

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