Textile fragment with linked squares, stylized flower-heads, and lines with dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked squares, stylized flower-heads, and lines with dots

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.5 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 18 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.

    EA1990.142

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  • Catalogue text

    An arrangement of squares with two different designs, one a stylized ?flower, the other a line with two dots on either side, as in Cat. no. 133 [EA1990.141], with an additional band of a running vine. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    The design is a miniaturized version of Cat. no. 138 [EA1990.146]. Identical fragments were found at Quseir al-Qadim. (See Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990: Cat. nos. 3, 5-9, 12-13, 15, 17a and b, 24, 31, & 38-39.)

    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. 134 on p. 36 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 36 fig. 134

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