Textile fragment with trees, stars, and radiating shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with trees, stars, and radiating shapes

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, applied with resist (possibly by hand), and dyed blue; with stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 / 14 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.

    EA1990.262

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  • Catalogue text

    Coarsely patterned border, possibly representing trees in an architectural frame, stars above; beginning of a large design field with the part of a semicircle containing radiating, longitudinal shapes, as well as stars and a tree. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    Selvedge, close to it a line of stitching. The resist may have been applied by hand.

    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. 253 on p. 73 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 73 fig. 253

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