Textile fragment with circles, rosettes, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with circles, rosettes, and tendrils

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 15th century - 1st half of the 17th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed brown, painted with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 21.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 15 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.

    EA1990.713

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of large circles, each with a red rosette at the centre and filled with tendrils; the circles are linked by small floral crosses, as in Cat. no. 705 [EA1990.712].

    The fragment is identical to Cat. no. 705 [EA1990.712]; possibly both were part of the same fabric. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. For further comment and date, see the previous textile [EA1990.712]. The dye analysis has shown that the colorant used was alizarin with purpurin, the source of which was Rubia tinctorum L.

    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. 706 on p. 208 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 208, vol. ii p. 208 fig. 706

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