Textile fragment with serrated crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with serrated crosses

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    13th - 14th century (1201 - 1400)
  • Material and technique

    three pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with open seams in flax; with remains of stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 20 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 22 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 3 18 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.43

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  • Catalogue text

    Four-pointed snowflake pattern, with small crosses in between. The space between the motif alternates between light and dark blue. The resist defines the pattern, although the blue areas could also be seen as stylized motifs against a light ground.

    Selvedge, two open seams parallel to it. Further evidence of stitching.

    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. 35 on p. 10 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 10-11, 146, 152, 154, 160, & 165, vol. ii p. 10 fig. 35

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