Textile fragment with linked rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked rosettes

  • 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

    two pieces of cotton, probably block-printed with mordant, and dyed red; joined with a flat seam in flax; remains of a cotton patch; with additional stitching in flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31.5 x 22 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 16 / 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.

    EA1990.282

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  • Catalogue text

    Continuous pattern of red, six-petalled rosettes; the petals are linked. The background is white.

    Two fragments are sewn together with a flat seam; there is additional stitching and remains of a cotton patch on the reverse. The pattern is equally precise on front and reverse. As there is no trace of red on the white background, it is likely that the mordant was stamped.

    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. 273 on p. 82 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 82 fig. 273

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