Textile fragment with chevrons and crenellations

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with chevrons and crenellations

  • 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

    27.5 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 11 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.707

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of red and white chevrons, with a border of crenellations on either side. In addition there is the beginning of two brown bands lined by dots, one band possibly with diamonds.

    The reverse shows slightly less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 700 on p. 206 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 206 fig. 700

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