Textile fragment with bands and part of a large circle

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands and part of a large circle

  • 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 or painted with mordant, dyed red, and resist-dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 24.8 cm max. (length x width)
    total, with EA1990.949.b 33 x 30.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric, along length/width 16 / 20 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.

    EA1990.949.a

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  • Catalogue text

    A large, blue circle with a border of diamonds. At the centre is a blue rosette inside a red disc, and the blue of the circle has small, white lines shaped like the letter M. The circle is set onto a red ground which has a narrow, white band followed by a red band with interlocking vines.

    [During conservation the fragment was found to be in two pieces [EA1990.949.a & EA1990.949.b].] The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation for the red, but more for the blue. The irregularity of the design suggests that resist and mordant were applied by hand.

    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. 943 on p. 280 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 280 fig. 943

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