Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, lobed squares, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shapes, lobed squares, and 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

    32.5 x 25 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 24 / 21 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.

    EA1990.82

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  • Catalogue text

    Wide and narrow bands; the two wide bands have an identical design of rows of diamond shapes, with blue lobed squares and a white dot at the centre. Small arches and dots make up narrow bands on either side of a central band with a single row of six-and eight-petalled rosettes; this arrangement is repeated at the edge of the fragment.

    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. 74 on p. 20 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 35-36, vol. ii p. 20 fig. 74

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