Textile fragment with arches and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with arches and rosettes

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

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

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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 / 9 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.

    EA1990.636

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of arches filled with floral patterns, in brown outline against a white ground. This is followed by a band filled with red rosettes and superimposed brown lines. A fragmentary second band of arches is adjacent to this band. All patterns are brown or red against a white ground, and there is a solid band of red close to the selvedge.

    A selvedge is parallel to the bands. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The fragment is very loosely woven; it is similar to Cat. no. 629 [EA1990.491].

    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. 630 on p. 185 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 185-186 & 198, vol. ii p. 185 fig. 630

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