Textile fragment with stylized plants and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants and quatrefoils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    possibly 15th century (1401 - 1500)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed reddish-brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26 x 25.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 12 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 10.5 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.

    EA1990.319

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  • Catalogue text

    Stylized two-leaved plants, one leaf filled with dots; these are arranged around central quatrefoils, as in Cat. no. 309 [EA1990.318]. The design is defined by white outlines, but filled with red against a red background.

    The design is not as carefully executed as in the previous fragment [EA1990.318]. The size of the block was 10.5 cm. x 7.5 cm. The reverse is saturated with dye. Possibly 15th century, see Cat. no. 797 [EA1990.804].

    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. 310 on p. 92 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 92 fig. 310

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