Textile fragment with S-shapes, rosettes, and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with S-shapes, rosettes, and quatrefoils

  • 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

    24.5 x 19 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 14.5 x 9.5 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.

    EA1990.28

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  • Catalogue text

    Elaborate s-shapes, eight-petalled rosettes without central dots, and quatrefoils, as in Cat. no. 10 [EA1990.18]. The elaboration of the s-shapes gives them an angular appearance. The resist defines the pattern, the background is blue.

    A single reversed s helps to identify the block-size as 14.5 cm. x 9.5 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. 20 on p. 6 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 6 fig. 20

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