Textile fragment with medallions, and rosettes set into linked stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions, and rosettes set into linked stars

  • 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, woven with double warp at selvedge, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 / 21 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.

    EA1990.202

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  • Catalogue text

    A border band with a medallion with leaf terminals, and eight-petalled rosettes set into linked star shapes, as in Cat. no. 189 [EA1990.197]; a narrow band of white and a blue continuous zigzag. In general the resist defines the design, but there is some ambiguity, and some forms can be read as blue against a white background.

    Selvedge, visibly strengthened with a double warp.

    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. 194 on p. 54 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 54 fig. 194

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