Textile fragment with interlace based on script, and cable pattern

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlace based on script, and cable pattern

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, possibly block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 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.

    EA1990.380

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band of cable pattern and a border of interlace; the design continues on the following fragment, Cat. no. 379 [EA1990.381]. It is white set against a reddish brown background.

    The outlines of the design are slightly blurred on the reverse. The interlace design is inspired by script. Similar patterns can be seen on 15th-century metalwork from Syria and Iraq.

    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. 378 on p. 112 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 112 fig. 378

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