Textile fragment with large medallions, rosettes, and snowflakes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with large medallions, rosettes, and snowflakes

  • 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 19 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12.5 x 12.5 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.

    EA1990.785

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  • Catalogue text

    Two large medallions, one brown and red, the other only red; both have a rosette at the centre. The background is white. There also is a border with a white snowflake design on brown.

    The reverse is slightly less saturated with dye than the surface. The fragment shows well how the blocks were applied: the two medallions both have the identical red design stamped, but one has an additional block applied for the brown details. The size of the block used was 12.5 cm. x 12.5 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. 778 on p. 228 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 228 fig. 778

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