Textile fragment with squares, crosses, dots, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, crosses, dots, and tendrils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 18.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.425

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  • Catalogue text

    Squares with indented sides and filled with crosses and dots. They are surrounded by tendrils with serrated outlines and culminating in leaves, as well as by linked, heart-shaped ?flowers. The design is red on a light ground.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye 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. 418 on pp. 123-124 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 123 fig. 418

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