Textile fragment with medallion and linked floral design

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallion and linked floral design

  • 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

    18.5 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 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.

    EA1990.724

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  • Catalogue text

    An elaborate, linked floral design; one part of it represents a medallion with a rosette at its centre. The pattern is white with brown outlines, as well as red and brown details. The background is red.

    The reverse shows 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. 717 on p. 211 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 211 fig. 717

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