Two textile fragments with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

Details

  • Title

    Two textile fragments with rosettes, lobed squares, and dots

  • 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 dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    main piece 27 x 21.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    separated piece 3.5 x 3.5 cm max. (length x width)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.81

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  • Catalogue text

    Two wide bands and two narrow bands, with pattern and arrangement identical to Cat. no. 72 [EA1990.80]. The wide bands have eight-petalled rosettes with a dot at the centre, lobed squares, and small, single dots; the narrow bands have a running vine with separate leaves. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    A very small fragment has separated from the main fabric. It measures 3.5 cm. x 3.5 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. 73 on p. 20 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 20 fig. 73

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