Textile fragment with quatrefoils, linked crosses, and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils, linked crosses, and 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 mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35 x 27 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 8 / 11 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.709

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  • Catalogue text

    Large squares of different designs; every second one is filled by a red quatrefoil composed of several flowers. Two of the remaining squares have a diagonal grid pattern made up from small brown linked crosses and filled with brown or red rosettes, as in Cat. no. 564 [EA1990.571]. One square is densely filled with small tendrils, white on a brown ground.

    The reverse is slightly less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of block used was 12 cm. x 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. 702 on p. 207 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 207 fig. 702

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