Textile fragment with linked cartouches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked cartouches

  • 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

    34 x 29 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 10 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 13.5 x 7.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.862

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous field of linked cartouches, all with white borders outlined in brown, but with their interiors alternating between red and brown. The brown cartouches are filled with tendrils, the red ones with ?floral shapes. The background is red. See also Cat. no. 763 [EA1990.700].

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 13.5 cm. x 7.5 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. 856 on p. 251 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 251 fig. 856

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