Textile fragment with rosettes, stars, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, stars, and dots

  • 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 resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 11 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.101

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  • Catalogue text

    Eight-petalled rosettes, irregular stars, and small dots. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Irregularities in the pattern are repeated after 11 cm., thus defining the length of one block side.

    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. 93 on p. 25 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 30, vol. ii p. 25 fig. 93

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