Textile fragment with tendrils and lobed medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tendrils and lobed medallions

  • 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

    23 x 11 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 11.5 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.569

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of tendrils and small rosettes, white against a brown ground; a design field with tendrils and lobed medallions with beaded outlines. The tendrils fill the field entirely. Two half rosettes are at the border. The pattern here is white against a red ground.

    The field filled with tendrils was printed with a block that was 11.5 cm. long on one side. The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation 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. 562 on p. 167 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 167 fig. 562

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