Textile fragment with medallions, flowers, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions, flowers, and tendrils

  • 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, with traces of purple

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33 x 26 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12 cm estimated (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.313

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  • Catalogue text

    Pointed, oval medallion with a beaded surround and a large, twelve-petalled flower inside which has a rosette in the centre; small, stylized tendrils fill the space between the medallions. These are white against a red background, while the flower inside each medallion is red against white. There are traces of the beginning of a different pattern in one corner of the fragment, with some purple dye.

    The reverse is not saturated with dye. The width of the block used was 12 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. 304 on p. 90 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 90 fig. 304

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