Textile fragment with wavy lines and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with wavy lines and dots

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, possibly block-printed, and dyed brown or purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33.5 x 12.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 10 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.463

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of narrowly set, wavy lines with small dots in between. The design is white against a dark ground.

    The fragment is very loosely woven.

    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. 456 on p. 134 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 134 fig. 456

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