Textile fragment with arches, rosettes, and crossed tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with arches, rosettes, and crossed tendrils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible 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

    13 / 10 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.637

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands of arches filled with floral designs, in brown lines on a white ground, are set on either side of a band with crossed tendrils and flowers. The latter band is white on a red ground. Next to one of the rows of arches is a band of red rosettes on a white ground, with brown lines superimposed.

    A selvedge is at right angles to the bands. The reverse is slightly less saturated with dye than the surface. The fragment is very loosely woven; it may be part of the same textile as Cat. nos. 629 and 630 [EA1990.491 and EA1990.636].

    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. 631 on p. 186 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 185 & 198, vol. ii p. 186 fig. 631

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