Textile fragment with interlocking circles, interlaced tendrils, and flower-heads

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlocking circles, interlaced tendrils, and flower-heads

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 / 14 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.

    EA1990.692

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  • Catalogue text

    Various different bands of stylized floral designs; one with interlocking circles, white with brown dots on a background of red, as in Cat. no. 617 [EA1990.624], a second with a square containing an elaborate quatrefoil made up from interlaced tendrils, and a third with crossed tendrils and flower-heads, as in Cat. no. 617 [EA1990.659]. The patterns of these two bands are both white on red ground. The bands are separated by narrow borders with small white patterns on brown ground.

    A selvedge is at right angles to the bands. The reverse is slightly less saturated with dye 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. 685 on p. 202 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 202, vol. ii p. 202 fig. 685

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