Textile fragment with quatrefoils and heart-shaped petals

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils and heart-shaped petals

  • 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

    21.5 x 13 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 9 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 10 x 9.5 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.

    EA1990.773

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  • Catalogue text

    Quatrefoils with heart-shaped brown petals which are filled with white tendrils, and a red centre with a small square. The quatrefoils are linked in one direction and are otherwise separated by small circles, possibly in bandhani imitation.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 10 cm. x 9.5 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. 766 on p. 225 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 225 fig. 766

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