Textile fragment with spirals in braided circles, and stars

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with spirals in braided circles, and stars

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Egypt (probable) (probable place of creation)
    Syria (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    13th - 14th century (1201 - 1400)
  • Material and technique

    linen, block-printed, and applied with dark-grey; with remains of stitching in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 / 16 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.

    EA1990.441

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with circles framed by a braided border, filled with either a spiral or an eight-petalled flower, and stars filled with interlace, similar to Cat. no. 433 [EA1990.440]; on either side is a checkerboard band. The pattern is dark grey against a white ground.

    Selvedge, with remains of stitching parallel to it. The reverse shows considerably less dye saturation than the surface. The textile is Near Eastern in origin.

    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. 434 on p. 128 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 128 fig. 434

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