Textile fragment with Arabic or Persian script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with Arabic or Persian script

  • 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, hand-applied with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 13.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.251

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide fragmentary inscription has a border of dots (blue on white), a saw-tooth edge, and a row of small, poorly drawn stars or flowers. A curving plant with leaves emerging only partly remains. The craftsman has used both the resist and the blue dye to define the design.

    The inscription is either Arabic or Persian, but is too fragmentary to decipher.

    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. 242 on p. 70 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 70 fig. 242

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