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

    probably 16th century - early 17th century
  • Material and technique

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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.5 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 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.

    EA1990.720

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  • Catalogue text

    Circles linked by small flower crosses, as in Cat. no. 705 [EA1990.712]. A red, eight-petalled flower is in the centre of each circle, which is otherwise densely filled with white tendrils on a brown ground. The background to the flower crosses is red.

    The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation than the surface. For further comment see Cat. no. 705 [EA1990.712]; the textile is probably dated to the 16th or early 17th century.

    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. 713 on p. 210 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 210 fig. 713

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