Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with leaves 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

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown; joined with an open seam in cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    ground fabric 1 16 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 16 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 9 cm estimated (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.801

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous pattern of paired leaves and quatrefoils; one of the paired leaves is filled with white dots. All outlines are white, some details are brown, and the background is red. In addition there is a border band of paired leaves alternating with rosettes, with white outlines on a brown ground.

    The border band with the selvedge is sewn on with an open seam. The length of one block side was 9 cm. The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. Possibly 15th century; see Cat. no. 797 [EA1990.804] for radiocarbon results.

    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. 794 on p. 233 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 92, 233-236, & 236, vol. ii p. 233 fig. 794

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