Textile fragment with ornate medallions, leaves, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with ornate medallions, leaves, and tendrils

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 11.5 x 7.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.312

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  • Catalogue text

    Large, ornate medallions with leaf-shaped surrounds and filled with small tendrils and a flower at the centre, red against a white background; smaller medallions surrounded by tendrils, white against a red background. The design is as in Cat. no. 302 [EA1990.311].

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the front. The size of the block used was 11.5 cm. x 7.5 cm. The similarities in design, dye technique, thread count, and block size indicate that the fragment was part of the previous textile [EA1990.311].

    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. 303 on p. 90 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 90 fig. 303

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