Textile fragment with ornate flower-heads, medallions, and dotted circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with ornate flower-heads, medallions, and dotted circles

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.5 x 12.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.626

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with ornate flower-heads, with small bunches of fruit emerging and serving as a frame, ornate half-medallions set into the space between. The pattern is white against a red ground. On either side of the band is the fragment of a narrow band, with small arches and a row of discs. This pattern is white on a brown ground.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface.

    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. 619 on p. 182 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 182 fig. 619

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