Textile fragment with rosettes, linked circles, and lobed leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes, linked circles, and lobed leaves

  • 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 mordants, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 / 17 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.

    EA1990.475

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  • Catalogue text

    Red, twelve-petalled rosettes with a dot in the centre, and set into squares formed by linked circles and lobed leaf shapes, similar to Cat. no. 467 [EA1990.474]. The circle-and-leaf shapes are defined through brown outlines; the background to the pattern is white.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 468 on p. 140 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 140 fig. 468

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