Textile fragment with squares, tendrils, and crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares, tendrils, and crosses

  • 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, dyed brown, and mordant-dyed pink

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.730

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  • Catalogue text

    Large squares with a circle inside which contains a rosette. Rosette and square are brown on white, the circle and background are pink.

    The reverse shows only partial dye penetration for the brown, but there are additional traces of red.

    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. 723 on p. 213 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 214, vol. ii p. 213 fig. 723

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