Textile fragment with medallions and dotted tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions and dotted 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, and dyed red and brown, with traces of blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 19.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.776

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  • Catalogue text

    Large, undulating tendrils, white with brown outlines and dots inside, surround drop-shaped red medallions and floral shapes. The medallions are filled with a white vegetal interlace; the background is white. The traces of blue follow no particular shape.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation for both red and brown, but there is more evidence of blue than on 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. 769 on p. 226 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 226 fig. 769

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