Textile fragment with interlocking diamond-shapes and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlocking diamond-shapes and quatrefoils

  • 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 mordant-dyed red and dark-red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31 x 8.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 12 / 11 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.

    EA1990.736

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous row of interlocking diamond shapes are separated by a narrow band of single dots from a field of quatrefoils or linked circles. The design can be red as either white on red, or red on white.

    The reverse is heavily saturated with dye. There are only faint traces of a darker red in the design of quatrefoils.

    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. 729 on p. 214 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 214 fig. 729

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