Textile fragment with squares, tendrils, and crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, tendrils, and crosses

  • 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; with stitching in yellow cotton

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 7 x 6.5 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.

    EA1990.721

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  • Catalogue text

    Rows of squares linked by small squares, and separated by garlands of overlapping flower-heads. The squares are filled with tendrils and central crosses, either white on brown, or brown on white, against a red background.

    There is yellow stitching near one hole in the fragment. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 7 cm. x 6.5 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. 714 on p. 210 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 211 & 226, vol. ii p. 210 fig. 714

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