Textile fragment with squares and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares and flowers

  • 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 blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 14 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.

    EA1990.953

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  • Catalogue text

    Large squares contain red, stepped diamonds on a blue ground. These alternate with large, red flowers with blue outlines and filled with white tendrils. The background is red.

    The weave is loose and the thread fine, therefore surface and reverse are almost equally saturated with dye. It is unclear how the indigo was applied.

    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. 947 on p. 281 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 281 fig. 947

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