Textile fragment with tendrils and script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils and script

  • 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, resist- and mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1042

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  • Catalogue text

    A field with large, red tendrils against a blue background filled with white tendrils; in addition there is the beginning of a ?medallion with a border of small arches and an inscription, white on a reddish brown ground.

    The reverse shows additional dye saturation for both red and blue. The resist applications may have been drawn by hand. The inscription is too fragmentary to decipher.

    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. 1035 on p. 307 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 309, vol. ii p. 307 fig. 1035

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