Textile fragment with rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes

  • 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 resist, and mordant-dyed brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 9.5 x 7.5 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.

    EA1990.277

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  • Catalogue text

    Continuous regular design of eight-petalled light rosettes with a dot in the centre, as in the indigo-dyed version of Cat. no. 111 [EA1990.119]. The pattern is light against the dark background.

    The dye has heavily saturated the reverse, which suggests that the fabric was immersed in a mordant solution after a resist had been applied to the surface. Slight overlapping of the design and the repeat of a flawed rosette suggests a block size of 9.5 cm. x 7.5 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. 268 on p. 81 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 81 fig. 268

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