Textile fragment probably imitating patola pattern, with diamond-shapes and squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment probably imitating patola pattern, with diamond-shapes and squares

  • Associated place

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

    late 15th century - early 16th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed, mordant-dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 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.

    EA1990.1026

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  • Catalogue text

    Red, blue, and white diamonds with stepped borders and connected by red squares.

    Surface and reverse show an equal saturation of dyes, so that it is not possible to determine their application. The design apparently imitates the ikat designs and technique of patola, as in Cat. no. 1018 [EA1990.1025].

    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. 1019 on p. 302 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 302 fig. 1019 & vol. i pl. 38

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