Textile fragment with oval medallions and petals or grains

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with oval medallions and petals or grains

  • 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

    20 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 13 x 7 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.782

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  • Catalogue text

    Two different designs appear in the fragment. In the larger one thin, curving white lines form oval medallions against a red background, otherwise densely filled with white tendrils. A smaller area is filled with a design of small petals or grains, each set at right angles to the one next to it, in brown outline against a white ground.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 13 cm. x 7 cm.

    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. 775 on p. 227 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 227 fig. 775

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