Textile fragment with rosettes in circles, stepped squares, and Maltese crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes in circles, stepped squares, and Maltese crosses

  • 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 mordant-dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25.5 x 20 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 16 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.

    EA1990.519

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with rosettes set into roundels separates two fields of continuous designs; one has stepped squares and Maltese crosses, the other an interlace of beaded tendrils and rosettes. In general the pattern is defined by white outlines against a red background, although the beaded tendrils are red against a white ground. See Cat. nos. 327-31 [EA1990.335-EA1990.339] for designs also found in this textile.

    The reverse is heavily saturated with dye.

    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. 512 on p. 152 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 152 fig. 512

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