textile, cover, banner, tent-hanging, curtain
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Date2nd half of the 14th century - 1st half of the 15th century
No. of items
not on display
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Rectangular fabric with a five-lobed border of tabs; on the three sides not torn, the rectangle has a surrounding band with continuous vine and leaves, and its interior has a checkerboard pattern filled with small, lobed circles and a large medallion. The five tabs each have a different design, of geometric and stylized vegetal shapes.
Selvedge. There is blue stitching to hem the side and tabs. Light blue fills the checker-board and parts of the medallion. Some of the resist was probably 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)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 182 on p. 51 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 60, vol. ii p. 51 fig. 182 & vol. i pl. 32
Nabholz-Kartaschoff, Marie-Louise, Golden Sprays and Scarlet Flowers: Traditional Indian Textiles From the Museum of Ethnography, Basel, Switzerland (Kyoto: Shikosha Publishing, 1986), no. 84 on pp. 205-206 & no. 84 on p. 261, pp. 82 & 204, illus. p. 83 pl. 84