Textile fragment with rosettes, carnations, diamond-shapes, and crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, carnations, diamond-shapes, and crosses

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue; joined with an open seam in flax; with a running stitch hem in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33.5 x 32 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 15 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 14 / 17 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.

    EA1990.126

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  • Catalogue text

    Wide and narrow bands in alternation; the wide bands have a repeat of five motifs. These are a small eight-petalled blue rosette set in a white circle, a twelve-petalled carnation, a diamond-shape with an eight-petalled rosette at the centre, a thirteen-petalled rosette, and a cluster of nine small crosses. Half-rosettes along the sides have seven petals each. This is repeated four times. A narrow band is set between each wide one, with a running vine and separate leaves. A blue background.

    An open seam and a hem, sewn with a running stitch.

    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. 188 on p. 32 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 32-33, vol. ii p. 32 fig. 118

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