Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoils

  • Associated place

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

    possibly 15th century (1401 - 1500)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    47 x 46 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 14 x 11 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.840

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design of paired leaves and quatrefoils, as in Cat. no. 794 [EA1990.801]. One of the paired leaves is filled with dots. The pattern is defined by white outlines on a light red ground.

    The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. The fabric is very faded. The size of the block used was 14 cm. x 11 cm. Possibly 15th century; see Cat. no. 797 [EA1990.804] for radiocarbon results.

    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. 799 on p. 234 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 234 fig. 799

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