Textile fragment with crescents and Turkish script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with crescents and Turkish script

  • Associated place

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

    probably 19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, printed with mordant, and dyed red and black

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.887

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  • Catalogue text

    A large fragment with a continuous field of white and black crescents, each with a small, white flower and inscription inside. A second flower is placed near the curving back of the crescent. The background is dark red.

    Two selvedges. The textile is not Indian, but Turkish, and it is likely to be of 19th-century date.

    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. 881 on p. 259 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 259 fig. 881

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