Textile fragment with squares, elaborate rosettes, and circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, elaborate rosettes, and circles

  • 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

    41 x 30.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 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.

    EA1990.689

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  • Catalogue text

    Four large squares, each containing a central, elaborate rosette in a beaded roundel, with a symmetrical plant in each corner. The background of the squares is red, and details are brown against white. Between the squares are white bands with four brown circles; each has a red, eight-petalled rosette inside.

    The reverse shows more 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. 682 on p. 201 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 201 fig. 682

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