Textile fragment with part of a large medallion with a grid, dots, and a vine

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with part of a large medallion with a grid, dots, and a vine

  • 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, applied with resist (probably by hand), and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.194

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  • Catalogue text

    Fragment of a large medallion, with a centre of diagonal lines arranged as a grid of squares containing a dot, and small quatrefoils at the intersection of lines. The medallion has a surround of two narrow bands, one with a continuous vine with leaves attached, the other solid blue and lined with small, single hooks.The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    Some highlights of light blue have been added. The resist was probably not block-printed, but applied by hand.

    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. 186 on p. 52 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 52-53, vol. ii p. 52 fig. 186

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