Textile fragment with medallions and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions and tendrils

  • 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, dyed red, and then dyed brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 15.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 13 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.

    EA1990.743

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  • Catalogue text

    Medallions, red with white outlines for an oval, lobed frame and four tendrils inside; brown squares with white details, of a hatched border and four stylized, short tendrils. The red background is filled entirely with stylized tendrils.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The block size used was 13 cm. x 7.5 cm. Some overlapping of the brown squares indicates that all red parts were stamped and dyed first, then the brown design was stamped and dyed.

    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. 736 on p. 216 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 216 fig. 736

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