Textile fragment with rosettes and stepped diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes and stepped diamond-shapes

  • 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, dyed blue, and possibly mordant-dyed brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37.5 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.920

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands, one with a row of blue, eight-petalled rosettes linked by pearl-border surrounds, the other with a row of blue, stepped diamonds. The bands both have borders with a single row of white dots on blue ground.

    It is uncertain at the moment whether the fragment was dyed with indigo only, or whether it includes some mordant dyeing, as parts of the textile are now brown. 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. 914 on p. 271 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 271 fig. 914

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