Textile fragment with triangles forming squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with triangles forming squares

  • 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, applied with grey, and dyed yellow

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 / 16 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.

    EA1990.461

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  • Catalogue text

    The main design field has yellow and white (undyed) triangles juxtaposed to form squares; there is an additional border band with a continuous, interlocked vine. The pattern is defined through fine, grey outlines and filled in with yellow.

    A selvedge along the border band. The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used to produce the grey was a tannin.

    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. 454 on pp. 133-134 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 133 fig. 454

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